Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment.
Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment –Step 3
Instructions: After deciding on the location of your planning project, the next step is conducting a hazard analysis. You must first understand the threats to your organization to accomplish the planning process. Your written product (see page guidance below) should demonstrate that you understand both the hazards and their consequences that may impact your organization. This will require you to get input from those individuals working at the facility. In compiling your document, you should review and demonstrate your knowledge of the following steps of the hazards analysis process as discussed in class and from your class notes. An excerpt of the process is provided below.Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis Process1. Identify the hazards2. Profile each hazard3. Determine vulnerability 4. Determine risk5. Determine consequences/scenarios6. Identify capabilities and shortfalls7. Apply strategic planning processSuggested format for the analysis (Step 3) follows:Requirement – 3-5 pages, single-spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font. For heading/subheadings use distinctive font style, e.g., bold, italic, etc. to make it easier to read. Each hazard should have its own subheading. Double space between hazard descriptions. Include:General description/background of the analysisDescription of the facility(s) to include physical descriptionIdentify and provide a rank prioritized (by rank order or by low, moderate, and high ratings) listing of hazards to include 1) name of hazard; 2) hazard description and assessment summary as it specifically relates to the organization/facility(s). Please identify and describe hazards that are appropriate for the facility. (For example, if you were doing a plan for a wood working shop on the coast of Florida you would include information about how hurricanes might impact the business, but should also include hazards such as wood dust, dangerous wood working equipment that might cause personal injury, etc.).Upload your Step 3 assignment in .doc, .docx or .pdf format in this week’s module. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.Tips for Success: 1) Hazard Identification and Profiling: If you have less than 4 hazards, you will want to consider whether you have identified macro- and micro-hazards that the business faces. It is okay to identify a large number of hazards. However, you only want to discuss the most relevant ones in Step 3. 2) Writing your Analysis: Make sure you relate each hazard to the business by explaining how and why it poses a threat to the business in question. Generally, you should have the same amount of analysis for each hazard. In other words, you shouldn’t have 3 paragraphs of analysis on one hazard and only 2 sentences on another.