4 phases of risk management
The four following phases must be taken into consideration when responding to any type of disaster in a city.
- Learning about the risks in our territory and their impact on the public, property and the environment.
- Try to reduce the probability of the occurrence of a hazard or limit impact in at-risk zones.
- Educate and inform the public about potential risks in their area and how to prepare themselves.
- Consider risks in land-use planning policies.
- Before a disaster, implement drills, training activities and simulations to improve organizations’ preparedness to deal with a disaster and their response capacity.
- Have effective, up-to-date emergency plans
- Response is the phase that occurs during a disaster. It involves all measures implemented to ensure the safety of the public as well as the protection of property and the environment.
- Adapting to rapidly evolving situations and responding as events unfold. Every minute counts.
- Following a disaster, all actions taken to ensure things quickly return to normal and maintain essential services to the community.
- Rebuilding infrastructures
- Restoring family ties.
- Implementing measures to ensure resumption of economic activities.
- Restoring pre-disaster social and economic living conditions.
These phases overlap and help to ensure the best possible management of emergency measures, while improving preparedness within our territory.