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Preparing your own emergency plan

In previous steps you have discussed many of the stages required in the development of an emergency plan. Now we would like you to prepare an outline basic framework of …

Learning at Coventry University

Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. To reflect our success we were recently awarded the title of University of the …

Thank you and goodbye

Congratulations on completing this short course. We hope you enjoyed it and feel inspired to learn more. In the video, Emma Parkinson thanks you for taking part in the course …

Review of the week

This week you have: Discovered how emergency plans are created; Compared national emergency frameworks around the world; and Prepared your own outline emergency plan and shared this with fellow learners. …

The emergency planning process

Let’s pick up on some of the issues highlighted by our expert who talked about the challenges of emergency planning and preparedness. It is essential to understand what you are …

Key elements for successful planning

You have now seen some of the key stages required to prepare an emergency plan. How is this carried out in practice? John Lee currently works with the John Lewis …

How to create an emergency plan

Find out how to create an effective emergency plan. In this video, Michael Gilbert talks you through the stages involved in creating an effective emergency plan. These include: Carrying out …

What frameworks exist where you are?

You have now looked in some detail at the UK and US emergency preparedness frameworks and should have a good understanding of how they are intended to operate. You should …

Comparing the UK and US frameworks

We have now explored two examples of preparedness frameworks and their implementations. As we have seen in Step 2.2 The concept of the emergency planning cycle, the UK Civil Contingency …

The US emergency preparedness framework

Another example of a preparedness framework is of that used in the USA. Despite having many similarities to the UK framework, there are differences in approach which affect how incidents …

Emergency preparedness in the UK

Now we will investigate further the role of national preparedness frameworks in developing resilient emergency plans. In his book, Emergency Planning, Crisis and Disaster Management, Dillon provides an interpretation of …

The concept of the emergency planning cycle

Although there are different models used to prepare an emergency plan, they typically contain similar elements and the approach for development is usually cyclical. Simple cyclical process Emergency planning can …

What’s next?

Next week you will: Explore the emergency planning cycle; Assess examples of emergency preparedness frameworks; and Be encouraged to create your own outline emergency plan.

Review of the week

This week you have: Discovered what we mean by the terms emergency planning and emergency preparedness; Explored the impact of preparedness on an effective and ineffective response; and Investigated the …

The causes of an emergency

As well as differing in size and complexity, emergencies also differ with regards to their causation. Having some understanding of the underlying causes can have an effect on the preparation …