Emergency Management - BCP
If there is no Business Continuity Plan implemented and you organization is facing a rather severe threat or disruption that may lead to bankruptcy, the implementation of a Business Continuity Plan and realized outcome, if not too late, may strengthen your organization's survival and its continuity of business activities.
Business Continuity Management System & Resiliency Program
Business continuity encompasses a loosely defined set of planning, preparatory and related activities which are intended to ensure that an organization's critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period. As such, business continuity includes three key elements:
- Resilience: critical business functions and the supporting infrastructure are designed and engineered in such a way that they are materially unaffected by most disruptions, for example through the use of redundancy and spare capacity;
- Recovery: arrangements are made to recover or restore critical and less critical business functions that fail for some reason.
- Contingency: the organization establishes a generalized capability and readiness to cope effectively with whatever major incidents and disasters occur, including those that were not, and perhaps could not have been, foreseen. Contingency preparations constitute a last-resort response if resilience and recovery arrangements should prove inadequate in practice.
Our Business Continuity Program offering is an ongoing process to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to identify the impacts of potential losses and maintain viable recovery strategies, recovery plans, and continuity of services.
Our Business Continuity Management System will specify requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.
- Your program will have continual improvements that will be a recurring process of enhancing the management program in order to achieve improvements in overall performance consistent with your agency policies, goals, and objectives.
- Your program will include recovery strategies to maintain critical or time-sensitive functions and processes identified during the business impact analysis.
- It will identify stakeholders that need to be notified; critical and time-sensitive applications; alternative work sites; vital records, contact lists, functions, and processes that must be maintained; and personnel, procedures, and resources that are needed while your agency is recovering.
- Your program will provide for restoration of functions, services, resources, facilities, programs and infrastructure. As identified and directed by your agency.
Scope & Purpose:
The program offering will establish a common set of criteria for all hazards disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. This will provide the fundamental criteria to develop, implement, assess, and maintain the program for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, continuity, and recovery.
In addition, all program elements will be in concert with:
- NFPA 1600 - Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
- ISO 22301:2012 - Societal security - Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements
- ISO 9000 - Quality Management
- SEC/NYSE – 2004 Business Continuity Rules
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