The best way to manage a crisis is to prevent one. If the crisis does not occur, no one are harmed or suffers damage. Generally people think of crisis management as reactive because they focus on what an organization or people does in response to a crisis. However, cleaver crisis magers are proactive as well by seeking crisis warning signs and taking measures designed to reduce or eliminate the possibility of the warning sign evolving into a crisis. This is exactly what SafeExpat do for you, a system designed to scan and monitor for crisis warning signals and act on those signals when necessary.
SafeExpat has access to a wealth of technical knowledge and experience with members operating around the world in many different terrains. We collate and distil this valuable knowledge for the membership to use as guidelines for a good practice by individuals members.
If a country’s situation deteriorates, for whatever reason, to a degree where the safety and security of people are endangered, it may become necessary to implement additional security procedures. This may involve suspending or curtailing normal operations, and may result in the need to facilitate the evacuation of personnel out of the country to a safe destination. It is envisaged that such a deteriorating situation will manifest itself as either:
- A GradualDeterioration: Whereby people has sufficient time to conduct a gradual and phased evacuation
- A SuddenDeterioration: Little or no warning whereby people may have to remain in situ, assess the situation and then respond accordingly.
Each set of circumstances will require a different response. In addition any plan must be flexible enough to adjust to the confusing and changing circumstances inherent in such situations.