The 10 Commandments of Emergency Planning are the 10 fundamental rules of creating emergency plans that every organization needs to follow. What are they?
- All U.S. employers without exception shall create Emergency Action
and Fire Prevention Plans.
- All Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans shall be about personnel,
not about data.
- All U.S. employers shall create an emergency team manned by employees.
- Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans shall standalone separate
from Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
- Planning shall be for All-Hazards.
- All emergency planning shall be site specific. No plagiarizing. No
HQ plan for all sites. No landlord plan can substitute for tenant’s
responsibilities under law.
- Planning shall cover all personnel: employees, contractors, temps,
part-timers, interns, volunteers, visitors, special needs personnel,
- Plans shall be updated to be current.
- Plans shall include policies, procedures and protocols for training,
drills and exercises.
- The CEO is the responsible party civilly, personally and criminally.
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