Emergency Preparedness is Strong, but Facility Pros see Room for Improvement

October 2011
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2011, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p12
The article reports that 88% of facility professionals were considered prepared for disasters while two percent are not prepared. It mentions that the lack of personnel, lack of funding and priority of taking precedence are the major hindrance in implementing emergency and disaster recovery plans. It states that looking for the best information available, support from the top management, and keep on practicing the plan are the best practices of emergency-preparedness.


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