Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Disaster preparedness for businesses starts with a plan, but organizing what should go in that plan can be tricky. As a resource for businesses and other organizations seeking to plan for disasters, NFPA has also created an Emergency Preparedness Checklist. This checklist simplifies the key aspects of NFPA 1600® and aims to help organizations identify where to place their focus prior to, in the midst of, and even following a disaster.
Every disaster will bring an organization into some kind of “uncharted territory.” Planning as best you can with the information you have is the best way to ensure the least amount of disruption.
This checklist, which is a free resource, takes you through the preliminary stages of program management, planning, risk assessment, and business impact analysis, all the way through to emergency operations/response and program maintenance and improvement. From planning to reflection, every decision made should be communicated to the appropriate personnel and thoroughly “tested” as much as possible depending on the specific disaster for which you’re planning.