Developing a Contingency Plan
Developing a Contingency Plan begins with an understanding of what can happen. Review your risk assessment. Consider the performance objectives that you established for your program and decide how much you want to invest in planning beyond what is required by regulations.
Assess what resources are available for incident stabilization. Consider internal resources and external resources including public emergency services and contractors. Public emergency services include fire departments that may also provide rescue, hazardous materials and emergency medical services. If not provided by your local fire department, these services may be provided by another department, agency or even a private contractor. Reach out to local law enforcement to coordinate planning for security related threats.
Document available resources. Determine whether external resources have the information they would need to handle an emergency. If not, determine what information is required and be sure to document that information in your plan.
Prepare emergency procedures for foreseeable hazards and threats. Develop hazard and threat specific procedures.
SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry offers an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) that plays a key role in your overall Contingency Plan. The ERP is a profile of your buildings utilities and their shut-off's and offers the ability to provide a complete list of all your emergency contacts as well as a complete list of contractors, all in one place, and all on the SERVPRO Ready Plan App, free of charge.
Contact SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry today to schedule your no-cost demo.