While emergencies and crises are slightly different in their definitions, both can cause severe problems if not handled correctly. Communication is one of the primary things that must happen throughout a crisis or emergency. Companies everywhere must ensure that they can communicate with health and safety officials, as well as customers and clients. Regulators must be able to notify government officials to determine what’s going on and what help is required. Likewise, families and normal individuals must be kept in the loop so they can take appropriate actions.
What It Means
Because emergencies and crises are prevalent in today’s world, it’s important that you have a crisis management and emergency response plan. You’ll need to contact a variety of people and must handle everything appropriately to avoid costly damage, fines and more.
Your emergency response plan must include options for prevention, preparedness, recovery and intervention. Most company owners don’t have these plans in place because they’re not sure how to create one or what should be involved. Parabellum International can help you build and enforce these plans to help ensure that your company and employees, as well as the surrounding area, is safe throughout the crisis period.
Many companies use a tiered approach to emergency management, which includes emergency response teams to give guidance and rescue others. They can also train other responders, perform drills and ensure that organisations are following through with the plan outlines.
You may also need to have other experts involved, including wildlife management, oil spill models, incident management, fire fighting, communications, toxicology and more.
Prevention Is Key
The best time to prepare for an emergency or crisis is right now before you have one. You should understand the best practices in your industry to avoid disasters, as well as have plans in place in case they occur.