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Guidelines for Writing an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Published by: Northwest Healthcare Response Network, 2018

These Guidelines for Writing an Emergency Preparedness Plan, although developed with a focus on health care facilities, can be used as a roadmap by businesses and destinations that wish to create their own emergency plans. This guide is designed to assist facilities, businesses and organisations in establishing responsibilities and procedures for staff to follow in preparation for and directly after a major emergency.

The guidelines cover:

  • hazard vulnerability assessment;
  • preparedness strategies;
  • response strategies;
  • training and exercising; and
  • continuity of operations planning.