Although an EPR planning seeks inputs from various layers of management within an organization, the leadership of top level management is critical for its successful implementation. First off, business managers should sincerely set their organization-level resilience objective and scope while formulating their contingency plan. She/he could start with a basic understanding of the EPR planning activities and later move ahead with an easy-to-follow steps to develop her/his own customized EPR plan.
At times, developing an effective Emergency Preparedness & Response plan can be a very challenging, time-consuming as well as cumbersome task for organizations. Thus, it is important to grasp the overall picture by first breaking it down into simple steps to follow. For the ease of understanding below we’ve divided the EPR planning into 5 major steps.
Step 1 – Committing to EPR planning
Step 2 – Conducting a thorough assessment of hazards/ vulnerabilities in and around the facility
Step 3 – Developing an emergency response plan
Step 4 – Implementing emergency response plan
Step 5 – Helping communities prepare for and respond to emergencies
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