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The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition by Richard Payant, Kathy O. Roper

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Planning, Definitions, and Threat Assessment

Pulse Points

  • Facility managers must constantly “think outside the box” to develop solutions to challenges. Solicit comments and ideas from facility employees, organizational employees, tenants, long-term contractors, and consultants.
  • The facility manager's first priority is life safety!
  • Stay informed of the latest techniques in emergency preparedness. Read trade publications and speak with colleagues.
  • Share your facility emergency plan with your insurance provider.
  • Always prepare for the worst case. What can go wrong, will go wrong!
  • Expect the unexpected to happen. If it has not already happened, it will.
  • You must provide emergency communications.

Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. ...

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