If you are struggling with the development or maintenance of you Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), you are not alone. EOP creation is a daunting task and can’t be accomplished by one person in a short period of time. It is a complex, living document that requires input from a multitude of sources throughout your organization, as well as constant maintenance.
The ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency are essential to all educational facilities, businesses and healthcare organizations. The goal is to minimize the impacts of a disruptive emergency. EOP’s document the procedures and the resources that an entity will use to accomplish this task. They must include simple, clear and easy to follow instructions to emergencies that are likely to affect your organization.
How EPS Can Assist
EPS can guide the process of building or refreshing your EOP. Once your hazards are identified, EPS can build a template for your plan that identifies the unique needs and requirements of the organization and identify which departments will play a role in the preparedness, response and recovery phases of the emergency. The plan must be cohesive to include procedures for external responders, internal responders, employees and visitors. After the EOP has been developed, EPS personnel can assist in developing training and a validation exercise that allows organizational staff to use the plan in a simulated fashion to an event.
Don’t go at this alone and certainly not in a vacuum. Bring in our development experts to guide you through the process.