CONSIDERATIONS FOR SENIOR MANAGERS
If an emergency was to happen today:
- what part would you play in the Resilience Partnership’s arrangements for recovery?
- is your management team prepared to support you in your management role in recovery?
- are you fully prepared to lead the recovery activities of both your organisation and the multi-agency group if requested?
- have you trained and exercised for your personal role?
- are you confident that your organisation’s arrangements for preparation, response and recovery from crises and emergencies are auditable and will withstand scrutiny in the event of a public inquiry?
- can your organisation, alone, resolve the complexity associated with recovering from emergencies?
Does your organisation:
- endorse the principles of recovery?
- recognise the protracted nature of recovery following some emergencies?
- have a scheme of delegation that authorises managers to deploy resources and incur expenditure in recovery?
- have arrangements in place to allow rapid decision making following an emergency and, if so, for how long?
- provide for the welfare of staff who will deal with an emergency and its longer term effects?
- have plans that allow for effective community engagement?
- have arrangements that provide an audit trail of resources deployed, when, why and by whom, to facilitate cost recovery?
- have effective mutual aid arrangements?