2021 Facilities Management
Virtual Master Class:
Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Professionals

September 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern | Virtual

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Severe weather, power outages, fires, or other workplace emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time. An emergency in the workplace is any situation that threatens the lives of workers, customers, or the public. The emergency can disrupt or shut down operations, cause physical or environmental damage, and can be either natural or man-made.

When it comes to workplace emergencies, you might ask yourself, how can I possibly prepare my entire facility for all the potential disasters that could arise? Planning for all potential emergencies will help both you and your employees be ready for unexpected situations.

One common pitfall facility managers face is the failure to communicate preparedness plans and programs to the people that are inhabiting the facility. Knowing how to relay critical information to personnel during an emergency is vitally important and practicing your preparedness plans will help ensure that managers and employees know exactly what to do during an emergency.

In this brand-new Master Class, facility expert E.W. Dovel will walk you through the preparation process by helping you understand what an “emergency” truly is, how to communicate your preparedness plans to facility inhabitants, along with how to put a preparedness plan into place and how to execute this plan, should an unfortunate event occur at your workplace.

You’ll also learn:

  • Various examples of emergency situations that can occur within a facility,
  • Planning objectives to help you prepare in case these situations occur,
  • First steps for assessing an emergency,
  • What to include/exclude in communications to the workforce,
  • How to identify reasons for execution failures,
  • Helpful technologies to assist plan execution, and
  • How to reimagine your plan consistently and constantly.

Industry Leading Speakers

  • E.W. Dovel
    E.W. Dovel

    BA, CEM

    Vice President of the Public Sector, Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

Agenda At A Glance

September 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Presenter Introduction
12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Defining an "Emergency"
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Communication Strategies
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Planning & Execution
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Live Q&A