Disaster preparedness and contingency plan

Disaster preparedness and contingency planning helps to respond to disasters quickly and effectively.

Disaster preparedness planning includes the identification of risks, vulnerabilities, possibilities of influence, organisational resources and capacity, division of responsibilities, developing practices and processes as well as implementing an action plan to have the best possible preparedness in case of disaster.

A contingency plan is a partial process of disaster preparedness planning. Contingency plans focus on certain events or risks, such as earthquakes or floods, at a local, national or regional level. The plans include operational concepts and resource assessments, amongst other things.