A disaster plan is a set of written procedures for dealing with emergency situations. Disaster planning may also be termed: emergency planning or crisis planning. The written procedures are a product of all the thoughts of all persons in an area or department who are most familiar with premises, operations, environment, and risk control.
Planned objectives are to focus on the problems, identify the best courses of action, and train all persons to carry out the plan.
All areas should have written plans to cope with situations such as the following: fire, explosion, windstorm, flood, earthquake, bomb threat, riot, release of toxic chemicals, airplane crash, or building collapse.
After preparation, the disaster plan should be reviewed by Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, and Risk Management. The written plan should be reviewed at least annually and communicated to all concerned.