Emergency Action Plan
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires any organization employing 11 or more employees to communicate all Emergency Action Plans and procedures in writing. Employees should be trained on these plans annually. The Emergency Action Plans must be available in writing and kept in the workplace, for employees to review. Emergency Action Plans are to be designed and implemented to cover all types of natural and man-made disasters such as fire, bomb threats, medical emergencies, tornadoes, earthquakes, power outages, etc.
Our security and safety consultants have years of experience in the designing of Emergency Action Plans for government agencies, high rise buildings, hotels, hospitals, Fortune 500 Companies and more.
Don’t get caught unprepared! Give us a call today and take the first major step towards ensuring the safety and security of your employees!
Policy and Procedures
Safety and security policies are the essential basis on which an effective and comprehensive security program can be developed. This critical component of the overall security architecture, however, is often overlooked. A security policy is the primary way in which management’s expectations for security are translated into specific, measurable, and testable goals and objectives. It is crucial to take a top-down approach based on a well-stated policy in order to develop an effective security architecture. Conversely, if there isn’t a security policy defining and communicating those expectations, then decisions will be made by individuals, leaving them and your organization subject to liability.
Our consultants are prepared to take this burden off your mind and shoulders. Our consultants are prepared to assist you in the development of effective and comprehensive polices and procedures that protect you against litigation and allow you to manage and provide guidance, direction and the freedom to your employees to do their jobs.
Preschool, Children’s and Student Ministry Security
Protection of the innocent is the first duty and responsibility of any church organization. Ensuring the safety and security of our children must always take priority within the church. Creating a “child safe organization” for our children to learn and grow in the admonition of the Lord is our moral and legal responsibility. Has your church taken the necessary steps to deter, minimize, and remove opportunities for abuse to occur in your organization? Does your church know the 12 steps to a child safe organization? Do your staff and volunteers know what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency, natural or man-made? Do you have written Emergency Action Plans in place and have your staff and volunteers been properly trained on these plans? Has your church developed a Child Protection Policy? Have you clearly identified and taken steps to manage the risks and dangers to children in your programs and activities? Does your staff understand the signs of child abuse and how to report suspect incidents to the proper authorities?
Remember, the moment we accept children into our church, we assume a legal liability to exercise reasonable care in their safety and treatment. Churches in today’s litigious society will be deemed liable for both actions they take as well as actions they fail to take pertaining to safety and security of children. If you answered “No” to any of the questions asked above, then you and your organization are facing the possibility of liability lawsuits for negligence. Call CS360º, LLC and let us help you get started today on creating a “safe and secure” environment for your children.