It’s really pretty simple. When you’re more knowledgeable
you make better business decisions. And better business
decisions yield measurable and meaningful results.
The Institutes’ proven knowledge will help you achieve powerful
results with a variety of flexible, customer-focused options, including:
• Respected Credentials—Only The Institutes have the wide range of
respected credentials including: CPCU®, INS, AIC, ARM, ARe, AU, AAI®
and many more. More than letters after your name, they provide
in-depth understanding and practical skills.
• Flexible Online Learning—Enhance your technical knowledge in
a few hours without leaving the office. The Institutes’ cost-effective
courses cover accounting to underwriting and everything in between.
• Continuing Education—Through our new CEU.com business unit, we
deliver quality, affordable, and convenient online CE courses. We’ll even
keep track of your credits for you. Visit www.CEU.com to learn more.
• Custom Applications—The Institutes collaborate with corporate
customers to leverage our unique content and develop customized
solutions that achieve their unique organizational goals.
• Insightful Analysis—Our IRC division conducts vital public policy
research on important current issues in property-casualty insurance
and risk management.
Visit www.TheInstitutes.org/options for more information and videos.
720 Providence Road, Suite 100 | Malvern, PA 19355
(800) 644-2101 | customerservice@TheInstitutes.org
EVACUATION & LOCKDOWN
continued from page 14
A public-address system that can
broadcast a lockdown warning throughout all buildings is essential. The system should be audible and intelligible
throughout the facility.
A number of people should be able
to broadcast a warning from multiple
locations as soon as a threat is detected.
Also keep in mind that the security desk
located adjacent to the front door may
be the first target of an armed aggressor.
Everyone needs to know exactly what to
do when a lockdown warning is broadcast.
The goal is for all to become silent and
invisible—which will make it more difficult
for the armed perpetrator to find a target.
Anyone present should hide within a
closed and locked or barricaded room with
the lights off. They need to be prepared to
remain in lockdown for a lengthy period
of time, until police or a recognized voice
sound the “all clear.”
TRAINING, DRILLS & EXERCISES
Training, drills and exercises are essential to ensure that everyone can
execute the emergency-response plan.
Evacuation drills also are required by
many regulations. More importantly,
they teach everyone how to take appropriate action to protect themselves and
those around them.
Sound the fire-alarm system, emergency voice-communication system or
mass-notification system to familiarize
everyone with the warning sound.
Evacuation drills need to be designed to
challenge people to find a secondary exit
and have everyone travel to assembly areas.
Train anyone assigned to assist people with
functional needs and practice the use of
evacuation-assist devices as part of the drill.
Test electronic-notification systems and
verify the ability to account for all evacuees.
Lockdown drills require only a limited
amount of time and can be done in any
weather. Before conducting a lockdown
drill, raise awareness of lockdown procedures and then announce the drill. Evaluate to make sure everyone knows where to
go and how to take cover.
Keep records of all drills—especially
drills required by regulations—and review
the records as part of an overall prepared-ness-program review process. NU