Once the plan is approved, the team should plan to teach the community about the plan and encourage practice, review and make periodic adjustment. It is important to practice the plan regularly since people may forget the steps, circumstances may change, new people may join and the leadership of outside organizations may change.
As the congregation lives into the Emergency Operations Plan, new insights will emerge, vulnerabilities and assets may change, relationships will grow in the surrounding community and the plan will necessarily evolve.
It is recommended to have the regional representative or account manager from the congregation’s insurance company do an initial walk through, and then come back every 3 years at renewal time. Risk control representatives will do a review, make suggestions and reevaluate the amount of the congregation’s insurance.
Reviewing the plan regularly is crucial to maintaining and building on a successful Emergency Plan.