Assistance and guidance is available to help you prepare.
General information is available for families, communities and businesses and also guidance on how to prepare and respond to different types of emergency.
Any incident, large or small, whether it is natural, accidental or deliberate can have a major impact on your organisation and experience has shown that organisations with business continuity arrangements in place are more likely to stay in business and recover quickly in the event of an emergency than those who do not.
NORMIT has a range of services and guidance documents that can help you prepare your business continuity plan. Full details are on the Business Continuity Advice page.
Alternatively if you would like to download a document that has been prepared to help and guide businesses to implement their own Business Continuity Management process follow this link. It includes guidance and a template plan for you to complete.
Incident Management Plan ~ this is a checklist outlining suggested action to take during a disruption.
An emergency can have a significant effect on your community. It will help if you develop the ability to assist each other at a local level especially as the emergency services are likely to be overloaded. Pre-planning could lessen the impact of the emergency on your community.
We have put together some simple guidance and prepared a plan template that communities can use to assist in the planning process. You can access this advice by visiting the Emergency Guidance for Communities page.
We have written some information that will help you prepare for an emergency so that you can take some simple steps to reduce the impact on your family.
It does not require any specialist knowledge, only a few minutes of your time and includes advice such as
- Plan to protect your family
- Prepare an Emergency Box
- Fill in an emergency contact sheet with all your important numbers
Follow the link to the Emergency Guidance for Families page to obtain further information.
HM Government document Emergency Response and Recovery defines recovery as:
“The process of rebuilding, restoring and rehabilitating the community following an emergency.”
It relates to those activities focussed on returning a community to a ‘new normality’ after an emergency. It will be more effective if the relevant community is involved in managing their own recovery.
Further information can be found by following the appropriate link.
To help children learn the importance of planning for emergencies we have produced a page for them to have fun whilst learning about emergencies.
Many hazards can cause disruptions to businesses, communities and families.
For additional information and guidance on various hazards, follow the links
The Crisis Command Game is a free download. It is an Emergency Exercise that has been designed to be used by youth groups and schools to promote Emergency Awareness. The activity has been designed for groups of up to 30 youngsters. It lasts for up to two hours and is suitable for ages 10 and over. Full instructions and guidance is available on the download version of Crisis Command.
The Resilience Team would be happy to facilitate this event for groups / schools within Norfolk. Please contact us for more information.
Eight out of ten British people carry no next of kin details, yet 80% carry a mobile phone on them all the time. ICE is a simple way of letting the Ambulance crews and Police Officers know who to contact should you be involved in an incident. Follow the link to access a poster that explains ICE - opens in new window.
We have produced some "Top Tips" cards to promote business continuity to businesses. You can access electronic versions in pdf format by following the link (will open in a new window). Alternatively, if you would like a printed set please contact us and we will post them to you.