Recent events have shown we need to be prepared to deal with any emergency, ranging from an IT systems failure or cyber attack to a severe weather event to a pandemic, or all of these at the same time. Having the right preparedness program in place can prevent loss of life, excessive financial losses, reputational damage and many other adverse consequences.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to become prepared. It will cover emergency risk management, emergency response planning and emergency management exercises.
A common risk treatment measure is developing an Emergency Plan, but just having a plan is not enough. The plan must be well-practised and tested. Exercising your plan is crucial to confirming it’s effective, to build staff competency and confidence in disaster situations, and to confirm all information is up-to-date. Conducting exercises also build relationships with stakeholders and increases their confidence in your organisation.