Edwin Lim, Solicitor, Hudson Gavin Martin, Auckland, New Zealand.
We had been very aware that we needed to complete a robust emergency plan for our business ever since the Christchurch earthquake and after I was caught in one of the strongest earthquakes in Wellington in 2013. It made me realise that our business could be at risk without a plan. EmePoint was the perfect solution as it gave us a smart, easy to use solution. We could access our planning from anywhere at any time and we were able to customise our planning exactly to our business needs.
Alan Jackson, Principal, Titirangi Primary School, Titirangi, New Zealand
When I heard about EmePoint, it was an opportunity to review our level of preparedness. We have legislative responsibilities under New Zealand law, which means that we have to have adequate planning in place to protect staff, students and visitors. As a teacher and a principal, I wanted to have complete confidence in our processes and procedures and get expert advice to help me achieve this for our school.
EmePoint gave us the ability to quickly create a plan for our school, gathering a large amount of critical information into one place. EmePoint made the process simpler with time saving devices like prefilled text, automatic duplication of information and the ability to customise whole sections to meet our needs.
I would happily recommend EmePoint to any organisation which needed to create high quality emergency plans quickly and easily.
Tania Iskra, The Clinic Altona, VIC, Australia
The tool is brilliant and easy to use. It has really brought to light the absolute necessity of having an emergency recovery system in place. I should have done this a long time ago.
Amanda Heyward, Business Manager, A1 Automotive, Auckland, New Zealand.
I understand the need for all businesses to have clear emergency plans, as in a previous role I worked in corporate banking and one of my roles was planning for branches. When I saw EmePoint I knew that it was an essential tool for our business to use.
I have found EmePoint easy to use and it allows me to customise the plan specifically for my business. This was also helped by the support that the tool gave me, it was like having an expert at my fingertips. I would recommend EmePoint to all businesses.
Jen, Karuna-Maya Medicine Tree Clinic, VIC, Australia
…I love the tool, it is easy to use and actually does much of the work for you, it’s a huge asset for our imminent accreditation and I feel better knowing that we have all the information we might need in one spot.
Fiona McHardy, Leftfield Ltd, Small Business Consultant, Wellington, New Zealand
EmePoint has prompted me to think about how my business would operate in the event of an emergency. As a small operator, working with external contractors and clients, I need to be mobile and prepared. Planning for the continuity of my business and having all the information readily accessible is a priority. The EmePoint software helps not only to put this into perspective but to do something about it. It's easy to use and asks me questions about things I have never thought of before. I now have an emergency plan - just in case. Better to be safe than sorry. And ready to go.
Kathryn Tyler, Pharmacist, Golf Road Unichem Pharmacy, Auckland, New Zealand
When I heard about EmePoint it sounded like the right solution for us. We are a community pharmacy who need to protect our business, staff and patients by having strong emergency planning but I didn’t really know where to start. EmePoint provided us with a comprehensive, easy to use tool that could cover all our contingency needs.
Vicki, Ballinger Family Medical Practice, QLD, Australia
…Just letting you know, I have completed an emergency response plan for the practice using the tool. Many thanks for your help initially. Accreditation is next Wednesday and this was one of the easier policies to complete thanks to the tool provided.
Letitia, Mallee District Aboriginal Health Service, VIC, Australia
…Prior to using the tool we had a contingency plan for two of our practices which were relatively basic. I found the format and templates much more comprehensive, and practical in its application. The tool is user friendly and prompts MDAS staff to search essential information needed in a time of emergency. During the planning process the tool generated community conversation about contingency planning and how we fit in with other essential services such as hospitals in the local area. There were many parts that had not been included previously in our contingency plans.
Julie Steel, Practice Manager, Maffra Medical Centre, VIC, Australia
I would like to congratulate you on the tool… it took no time at all, and made several of my other documents obsolete… I could attach other documents/manuals to the plan, and to have access for everything I need from one point… I particularly liked the options to 'grey' out areas that were not applicable to the practice - I really cannot think of any way to improve the tool, and the fact I completed it in a day goes to show how very easy it is.
Glenda, Kable Bay, VIC, Australia
We had our re-accreditation looming and I thought it would be a good idea…to be pro-active with the potential for disaster in our area – we are located in a bushfire prone area, next to a river that has had several flood warnings in the last 12 months and by a RAAF base.
I have grown to love the tool. I have copies everywhere that are updated as needed. Senior management have the password if required so I really feel like the knowledge is available when needed. For our practice it is not just for an emergency – it is something that could be used on a daily basis…it is time well invested into the continuity of the practice.
Lucinda Coble, Practice Support, Western NSW Medicare Local, NSW, Australia
I found the tool a great resource for a general practice recently going through their first Accreditation. It was easy to use and the data entered then populated to a user-friendly plan for the practice…it is fantastic that a resource of this quality is available to general practice.
Jenny Jacobsen, Amoonguna Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, NT, Australia
It is a fantastic tool and the ease of use in a large facility such as Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is an understatement. We are using it across 15 sites. The ability to be able to reduce some policies to a one page document is fantastic…. Additionally the ability to update the information in a quick and easy format makes this tool highly valuable.