Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Facility Safety and Security

There are so many aspects of business continuity planning, sometimes one gets overlooked. Business continuity teams sometimes forget that ensuring the organization's continuity of operations should include the safety of the facility itself. This week's articles talk about the importance of coordinating with facility managers to support your BC plan.

How can your company ensure that it will have priority response following an incident? (Item #1) Internal partnerships help achieve a comprehensive business continuity program. (Item #2) Implementing a comprehensive contingency management plan may seem daunting, but it is simply an exercise in commitment—with continuous assessment and revision. (Item #3)

The best course of action is to start with a multi-hazard facility risk assessment performed by a qualified security professional. (Item #4) Knowledge, speed, and flexibility are valuable tools for emergency response. (Item #5) The job of the Facility Security Officer is challenging. (Item #6)

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