ISO 22322 Societal security - Emergency management - Guidelines for public warning

Effective public warning can prevent panic reaction and support response organizations to optimize response activities. Effective incident response needs structured and pre-planned public warning. Public warning consists of alert messages and notification messages. It is also necessary to establish a framework for risk identification, hazard monitoring, decision making, warning dissemination and evaluation.

Emergency response personnel must respond quickly in a developing emergency situation. Time to communicate is limited, and often a specific message that must result in practical action must be disseminated to a large group. A very simple model that sends the message efficiently and creates the desired response can save lives and prevent major disruptions.

This project aims to develop a International Standard wich includes principles and generic guidelines for developing, managing and implementing public warning before, during and after incidents. This International Standard is applicable to any organization responsible for public warning. It is applicable at all levels from local to international.

Public warning in this document is based on two functions: hazard monitoring and warning dissemination.



Upcoming events

WG 2 meeting (ISO 22313)
15-17 January, in London

WG 4 meeting
21 January, Zoom

Communication Group meeting 
14 February, Zoom 

WG 5 meeting (ISO 22392)
22 February, Zoom

WG 3 meeting
26-29 March 2019, in Calgary

WG 2 meeting,
20-24 May 2019, in Delft

7th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting
8-12 September, in Bangkok, Thailand 2019

8th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting
[TBD] June, 2020, in Berlin, Germany



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