PREPAREDNESS & PLANNING
TRAINING & IMPLEMENTATION
Preparedness & Planning examines three areas: Process, People and Technology. Since this is the core of your plan, it’s important to be very critical when reviewing these questions. If you received a score of 76% or higher in this section, your Preparedness & Planning is probably adequate to survive an emergency. Identify and work on the other areas to close the gaps.
Plan Administration addresses the need for keeping your plan a living document. Formalize a response plan audit process. If you have a plan that isn’t reviewed periodically, information will be out of date and the plan will not be functional. Keeping it current will encourage personnel to use this valuable tool. Receiving a score of 71% or higher in this section would indicate adequate Plan Administration.
Training & Implementation ensures that all employees know how to use the plan and have had the opportunity to practice how they should perform in the event of an emergency. If you received a score of 66% or higher in this section, your Training & Implementation is probably adequate to survive an emergency.
Overall, if you received a final emergency response plan audit score of less than 74%, you should consider dedicating some additional resources in the very near future to addressing the weaknesses identified.