Preparis University

Training

Training is a critical element to any successful business continuity or life safety program. Here is a complimentary example from the dozens of online crisis training courses our clients can integrate into their organization's Business Continuity and Life Safety programs.

Sample Training Source

Resources

Our team of Business Continuity and Life Safety experts developed a library of educational papers to help your team better understand every aspect of emergency preparedness. Click below to download some of our most popular pieces:

  • Go Beyond Checking the Box
    This whitepaper discusses key steps, questions, and elements to building an actionable business continuity and disaster recovery program, plus go beyond the minimum standards for regulatory compliance.
  • Building A Better Life Safety Program
    Deb Pyznarski, Senior General Manager for Lincoln Property Company and co-chair for BOMA's national preparedness committee discuss how property managers should develop comprehensive emergency programs.
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  • Emergency Notification's Role in Managing the Unexpected
    An essential element of your business' continuity of operations and life safety program should include crisis communication. During an emergency, a phone tree will be insufficient for communicating in an efficient way to your entire organization.
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  • 7 Steps to Preparedness
    Preparis has distilled the process of establishing a culture of preparedness into a seven step process. This eBook will discuss the 7 Steps and how you can use them to institute a culture of preparedness in your organization.

Checklists are short, helpful summaries of threats and responses for you to share with your teams, employees and tenants. Preparis offers a full library of checklists for its clients on key business continuity and emergency preparedness topics — click below to download some of our most popular:

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  • Yeti Ready for All Hazards
    Our Yeti represents the omnipresent threats which can strike a business at any time. If you are preparing for a Yeti attack, you are actually taking an all-hazards approach to emergency management.
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  • 7 Steps to Preparedness
    Preparis has summarized the process of establishing a culture of preparedness into a seven step process. This eBook will discuss the 7 Steps and how you can use them to institute a culture of preparedness in your organization.
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  • Bedbugs
    Bedbug infestations are an ongoing issue in cities around the world. Learn how to avoid bedbugs when you travel by downloading the bedbug checklist.
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  • Blackout
    During periods of extreme weather, especially in the hot summer months, the possibility of blackouts increases. Blackouts can last as little as a few minutes or, in worst cases, weeks without electricity.
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  • Civil Disturbance
    As terrorism continues to be a growing threat, your business must be prepared in the event violence erupts near your workplace.
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  • Hurricane
    For business around the world, a hurricane is a very real threat, especially if your company has an office near the coast.
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  • Office Creeper
    An office creeper is an individual who enters your building dressed as a typical employee or visitor but intendeds to steal or rob individuals at your workplace.
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  • Safe Travel
    This checklist provides a guide to the precautions you should take when traveling to make sure your trip goes smoothly and safety.
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  • Tornado
    Considered one of nature's most violent storms, tornadoes appear suddenly and can be virtually invisible until debris is picked up or a funnel appears.
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  • Winter Storm
    This checklist outlines the steps you need to take to prepare for and respond to a winter storm.
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  • National Preparedness Month Checklist
    September is National Preparedness Month and a great opportunity to review your Business Continuity and Life Safety programs to make sure you are maintaining a culture of preparedness. This checklist includes key questions and recommended steps to take toward making your workplace more resilient.

Tabletop drill templates are customizable training for organizations that help your teams simulate proper crisis response to the most dangerous threats to businesses and buildings. Preparis clients have access to over a dozen tabletops on threats from natural disasters to terrorism and workplace violence, along with facilitator guides to lead their teams during training.

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  • Active Shooter
    Download our free active shooter tabletop exercise to test your organization's level of preparedness for an extreme workplace violence incident.
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  • Bomb Threat
    While the majority of bomb threats are hoaxes, it's important to take every threat seriously. Learn best practices on how to respond to a bomb threat.
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  • Earthquake
    For businesses around the world, an earthquake is a very real and unpredictable threat, especially if your company has an office on the West Coast of the U.S.
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  • Tornadoes
    Considered one of nature's most violent storms, tornadoes appear suddenly and can be virtually invisible until debris is picked up or a funnel appears.

 


About Preparis:
The Best-In-Class Solution for Your Business & Buildings

To prepare for, respond to, and recover from today's myriad of threats which put your people, assets and revenues at risk, you need a partner that can provide the leading technology and services necessary to drive your business continuity and life safety programs. Contact us today to learn more about how Preparis can keep your people safe and your business running.


Recent Events

Webinar - Preparing for Hurricane Season: Forecasts, Planning, and Case Studies

Join Preparis and guest Mike Smith, Chief Innovation Officer for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, for an expert discussion on 2014 forecasts, preparing your business, best practices, case studies, plus Q&A.


Webinars

Preparis regularly hosts webinar sessions on the most critical threats to businesses and buildings, created by a team of subject matter experts across an array of industries. Click below to view some of our most popular and recent sessions:

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  • Preparing for Hurricane Season
    Hurricane season can significantly impact the continuity of operations for a range of businesses - from retail to law and financial services firms - across the U.S. Planning, training and testing your Business Continuity program in advance is key to ensuring your organization can successfully weather the storms.
  • The 2014 Threat Report
    Preparis partnered with an all-star panel of experts from AccuWeather, Kroll Cyber Security, the CDC, FBI, and Continuity Insights magazine to discuss the biggest threats to business continuity including cyber attacks, natural disasters, workplace violence, and active shooters.
  • Yeti Ready for All Hazards
    At Preparis, we like to say if your business is preparing for a Yeti attack, then your crisis team will be equipped to handle any emergency. Find out how your team can be "Yeti Ready".
  • Information Security & Business Continuity
    Cyber threats, phishing scams, and malware attacks pose an increasing risk to businesses. Find out if your IT, risk management and disaster recovery teams are following best practices and protocols to prevent a data breach.
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  • Preventing Workplace Violence at Your Building
    What would happen if an active shooter entered your building? Property managers must understand the imminent threats to their tenants and staff, plus have emergency preparedness plans to protect them
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  • Preventing Active Shooters at Law Firms
    Hosted by trained Homeland Security Expert, Bill Hildebrand, this webinar examines best practices in mitigating the threat of workplace violence and what to do in the event of an active shooter.
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  • 7 Steps to Preparedness
    Preparis has distilled the process of establishing a culture of preparedness into a seven step process. This series of webinars will discuss the 7 Steps and how you can use them to institute a culture of preparedness in your organization.
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  • Evacuating an Office Building
    Every office building should undergo a fire drill at least once year; yet, is that enough training for your tenants and employees to respond to an actual crisis?
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  • Preventing an Office Creeper
    An Office Creeper is an individual who enters your building dressed as a typical employee or visitor but intendeds to steal or rob individuals at your workplace. You can prevent Office Creepers from lurking around your business by reviewing our checklist of tips.
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  • Bomb Threats & Explosions
    Hosted by Bill Hildebrand (Homeland Security Expert) and Steve Veillon (FBI/JTTF Bomb Technician), this session reviews how your business should respond to a bomb threat, suspicious package, or explosion.
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  • Hurricane Preparedness
    In this webinar, we discuss key steps every business can take to protect its people, revenue and brand during a hurricane. We review a comprehensive hurricane checklist to prepare for and respond to a storm, plus run through an actual tabletop training drill used by a Preparis clients weeks before Superstorm Sandy.
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  • Running Effective Tabletops
    Running training drills in your office shouldn't be a daunting task. Learn our best practices and common pitfalls for conducting tabletop drill's for your organization's crisis team.
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  • Testing Emergency Plans
    In this webinar, we look at best practices surrounding the testing of emergency response and business continuity plans. Hosted by Kathy Scourby of Hunton & Williams, LLP, one of America's Top 100 law firms.
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  • 5 Trends in Preparedness
    This 30-minute webinar examines what your firm should be doing to make sure your people and operations are properly prepared and protected through a comprehensive Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness program.
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  • Supply-Chain Resilience
    In this webinar, experts discuss the relationship between business continuity and supply-chain resilience by offering practical advice on creating a complex supply chain that will endure 21st century threats and disruptions. Our featured panelists include: William Michels, CEO of ADR North America LLC and David Landsman, Director of Strategic Alliances at MFG.com
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  • Preparing for Winter Storms
    Is your company ready for the risks posed by winter storms? Have recent events forced you to reexamine your Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity plans? Hosted by Henry Margusity, Severe Weather Expert of AccuWeather.com and Bryan Hill, Preparis' in-house Emergency Management Consultant.
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  • Trends in Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for Financial Services
    In this webinar, we examine how trends, standards, regulations and technologies are driving changes in how financial services organizations plan, prepare and recover from disasters with comprehensive Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs. Hosted by Gary Owen, CEO and Managing Consultant of CaER Systems.