BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

USING THE NFPA 1600 2007 STANDARD

NFPA 1600 2007 is NOW OBSOLETE. See ISO 22301 2012.


Introduction to the NFPA 1600 2007 Standard

The NFPA 1600 standard combines the best practices from three
separate fields: business continuity management, emergency
management, and disaster management. The result is a single
integrated approach. NFPA calls this a "Total Program Approach".
If you apply the NFPA 1600 Standard to Business Continuity
Management (
BCM), you will be applying the accumulated
wisdom and knowledge of experts from three important fields.

The purpose of the NFPA 1600 standard is to help you to:

  • Establish a new Business Continuity Program

  • Improve an existing Business Continuity Program

Introduction to Business Continuity Programs

A Business Continuity Program must:

  • Identify the impact that potential losses can
    have on the continuation of service delivery

  • Maintain effective service recovery
    plans, procedures, and strategies

  • Ensure that service delivery is continued
    even though serious losses have occurred

To ensure that service delivery continues without
interruption, a Business Continuity Program must
develop a Business Continuity Plan
. Such a plan
should identify:

  • Contact lists that must be maintained

  • Stakeholders that must be notified

  • Alternative work sites that must be available

  • Time-sensitive applications that must be protected

  • Vital records that must be accessible

  • Processes that must be performed

  • Functions that must be carried out

If you would like to see what the neww NFPA 1600 Businesss
Continuity Management Standardd
looks like, please see::

NFPA 1600 2007 Translated into Plain Englishh.



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