|Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 67 p.)|
|SECTION 3 : HAZARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION|
Technological emergencies include any interruption or loss of a utility service, power source, life support system, information system or equipment needed to keep the business in operation.
The following are suggestions for planning for technological emergencies:
· Identify all critical operations, including:
- Utilities including electric power, gas, water, hydraulics, compressed air, municipal and internal sewer systems, wastewater treatment services
- Security and alarm systems, elevators, lighting, life support systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical distribution system.
- Manufacturing equipment, pollution control equipment
- Communication systems, both data and voice computer networks
- Transportation systems including air, highway, railroad and waterway
· Determine the impact of service disruption.
· Ensure that key safety and maintenance personnel are thoroughly familiar with all building systems.
· Establish procedures for restoring systems. Determine need for backup systems.
· Establish preventive maintenance schedules for all systems and equipment.