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Contact RED Consultant today to assist you, your community or your organisation to be better prepared and ensure you have the necessary planning in place.

RED Consultant has worked Local Emergency Coordination Committees from the inception of such groups, including public meetings and establishment right through to the ongoing longer-term management, and partnerships with Council and the like, necessary to support their ongoing existence.

PLANNING

Being prepared is not just about having a plan, but it is an important part of the picture.

Are you confident you that your plan will provide the necessary guidance and direction to the people tasked with managing the emergency, or is it more likely to be left on the shelf or referred to as an afterthought?

The plan that you require is dependant on a number of factors and these should be considered when putting it together. Some of these include:

  • What are the type of events that the plan might be required for?
  • When should it be used, or do you require trigger points for its use?
  • Who will use the plan, and how familiar are they with using it?
  • Is there a dedicated location where the plan will be used, with resources, equipment and documentation to assist?
  • Is the plan part of a larger framework and does it need to link to other documents?
  • Who is responsible for administering the plan, and is this different from the person who is responsible for activating the plan?

Planning and Preparation

PREPARATION

How well prepared are you, your community, or your organisation for when the worst happens?

Remember, planning alone does not mean that you are prepared.

What else can you do to get prepared? Some of the things that can be done to make you, your community or your organisation be more prepared include:

  • Mitigation – what things can be done to minimise the impact of an emergency or disaster?
  • Training – are people trained in their role and know how to the use the plans, etc designed to assist them in managing an event?
  • Practised – has the community, the organisation, or people managing the event had a chance to see what happens in an emergency, practice their roles and understand what is expected of them in whatever role they play?
  • Policies and procedures in place to support Organisational Resilience – including Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Security Management.