NFPA 1600 2007

TRANSLATED INTO PLAIN ENGLISH

 

NFPA 1600 2007 is an Emergency, Disaster,
and Business Continuity Management standard.

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

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Chapter 4. NFPA 1600 2007 Requirements: Program Management

4.1
Program Administration

Define vision.

Define mission.

Define executive policy.

Define enabling authority.

Define goals and objectives.

Define plans and procedures.

Define roles and responsibilities.

Define records management practices.

Define regulatory environment.

Define financial constraints.

Define evaluation methods.

 

4.2
Program
Coordination

Appoint a program coordinator.

Give authority to program coordinator.

 

4.3
Program
Committee

4.3.1 Program Advisory Committee

Establish an advisory committee for your program.

4.3.2 Advisory Committee Functions

Help your coordinator to prepare the program.

Help your coordinator to implement the program.

Help your coordinator to evaluate the program.

Help your coordinator to revise the program.

4.3.3 Advisory Committee Members

Make sure that your program coordinator
serves on your advisory committee.

Make sure that committee members have
the appropriate knowledge and expertise.

4.4
Program Evaluation

4.4.1 Performance Objectives

Establish program management objectives
(objectives related to Chapter 4 requirements).

Establish program element objectives
(objectives related to Chapter 5 requirements).

4.4.2 Performance Evaluation

Evaluate how well program management objectives
are being achieved (objectives related to Chapter 4).

Evaluate how well program element objectives are
being achieved (objectives related to Chapter 5).

Chapter 5. NFPA 1600 2007 Requirements: Program Elements

5.1
Program Development

5.1.1 Program Scope

Develop a program that meets the requirements
specified in sections 5.2 to 5.16 of this standard.

Develop a program that deals with the hazards
that threaten your organization or jurisdiction.

5.1.2 Program Components

Make sure that the prevention phase of your
program complies with sections 5.2 to 5.16.

Make sure that the mitigation phase of your
program complies with sections 5.2 to 5.16.

Make sure that the preparation phase of your
program complies with sections 5.2 to 5.16.

Make sure that the response phase of your
program complies with sections 5.2 to 5.16.

Make sure that the recovery phase of your
program complies with sections 5.2 to 5.16.

5.2
Laws and Authorities

5.2.1 Regulatory Compliance

Comply with official rules that regulate how
to prevent disasters and emergencies.

Comply with official rules that regulate how
to mitigate disasters and emergencies.

Comply with official rules that regulate how
to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Comply with official rules that regulate how
to respond to disasters and emergencies.

Comply with official rules that regulate how
to recover from disasters and emergencies.

5.2.2 Regulatory Change

Implement a strategy to review and revise
the official rules that regulate how to prevent
disasters and emergencies.

Implement a strategy to review and revise
the official rules that regulate how to mitigate
disasters and emergencies.

Implement a strategy to review and revise
the official rules that regulate how to prepare
for
disasters and emergencies.

Implement a strategy to review and revise
the official rules that regulate how to respond
to
disasters and emergencies.

Implement a strategy to review and revise
the official rules that regulate how to recover
from
disasters and emergencies.

5.3
Risk Assessment
 

5.3.1 Hazards and Vulnerability

Perform a hazard analysis.

Perform a vulnerability analysis.

5.3.2 Hazard Evaluation

Evaluate hazards caused by nature.

Evaluate hazards caused by humans.

Evaluate hazards caused by technology.

5.3.3 Impact Analysis

Analyze the impact that hazards could
have on human health and safety.

Analyze the impact that hazards
could have on your physical assets.

Analyze the impact that hazards
could have on your service delivery.

Analyze the impact that hazards could
have on your ability to continue operations.

Analyze the impact that hazards could
have on your financial or economic status.

Analyze the impact that hazards
could have on the environment.

Analyze the impact that hazards could
have on the broader community.

Analyze the impact that hazards could have
on your ability to meet legal obligations.

Analyze the impact that hazards could
have on your organization's reputation.

5.4
Incident Prevention

5.4.1 Incident Prevention Strategy

Develop a strategy to prevent incidents that
threaten people, property, and the environment.

5.4.2 Developing Prevention Strategy

Base prevention strategy on a risk assessment.

Keep prevention strategy current and up-to-date.

5.4.3 Hazard Monitoring

Establish a system to monitor your hazards.

Adjust preventive measures whenever risks change.

5.5
Hazard Mitigation

5.5.1 Purpose of Mitigation Strategy

Develop a strategy to mitigate those hazardous
incidents that cannot reasonably be prevented.

5.5.2 Developing Mitigation Strategy

Base mitigation strategy on a risk assessment.

Base mitigation strategy on a hazard analysis.

Base mitigation strategy on an impact analysis.

Base mitigation strategy on cost-benefit analysis.

Base mitigation strategy on a program assessment.

Base mitigation strategy on operational experience.

5.5.3 Mitigation and Vulnerability

Make sure that your mitigation strategy includes
actions to reduce your organization's vulnerability.

5.6
Resource
Management

5.6.1 Resource Objectives

Establish program resource management objectives.

5.6.2 Resource Procedures

Establish procedures to manage resources
that are procured for your program.

Establish procedures to manage resources
that are donated to your program.

5.6.3 Types of Resource Objectives

Set objectives about the availability of resources.

Set objectives about the use of resources.

Set objectives about resource partnerships.

5.6.4 Resource Management Tasks

Establish resource management processes.

Activate resource management processes.

Dispatch program resources.

Deactivate or recall program resources.

Make contingency plans to deal with shortages.

5.6.5 Program Resource Deficiencies

Perform an assessment that identifies
program resource gaps and shortfalls.

Describe the steps that should be taken
to address resource gaps and shortfalls.

5.6.6 Inventory of Resources

Maintain an inventory of internal resources.

Maintain an inventory of external resources.

5.6.7 Managing Donated Resources

Address the management of donated goods.

Address the management of donated services.

Address the management of donated personnel.

Address the management of donated facilities.

5.7
Mutual Aid

5.7.1 Mutual Aid Needs Assessment

Carry out a mutual aid needs assessment.

Identify needed external aid and assistance services.

5.7.2 Mutual Aid Agreements

Establish mutual aid agreements with other
jurisdictions, organizations, and companies.

5.7.3. Mutual Aid and Program Plans

Make sure that your program plans make reference
to any mutual aid agreements that you have created.

5.8
Program Planning

5.8.1 Program Planning Process

5.8.1.1 Program Planning Activities

5.8.1.2 Program Planning Schedule

5.8.1.3 Program Planning Stakeholders

5.8.2 Common Plan Elements

5.8.2.1 Objectives for Program Plans

5.8.2.2 Roles and Responsibilities

5.8.2.3 Lines of Authority

5.8.2.4 Logistics Support

5.8.2.5 Incident Management

5.8.2.6 Communication and Information

5.8.3 Program Plans

5.8.3.1 Types of Plans

5.8.3.2 Integration of Plans

5.8.3.3 Strategic Plan

5.8.3.4 Emergency Response Plan

5.8.3.5 Incident Prevention Plan

5.8.3.6 Mitigation Plan

5.8.3.7 Recovery Plan

5.8.3.8 Continuity Plan

5.8.3.9 Distribution of Plans

5.9
Incident Management

5.9.1 Incident Management System

Establish the ability to manage
emergency response operations.

Establish the ability to manage
disaster recovery operations.

5.9.2 Incident Management Functions

Specify who should be responsible for
each incident management function.

5.9.3 Coordination with Stakeholders

Establish policies and procedures to coordinate
the involvement of stakeholders in your incident
management system.

5.9.4 Coordination with Authorities

Establish policies and procedures to coordinate
emergency response activities with all relevant
authorities and resources.

Establish policies and procedures to coordinate
continuity maintenance activities with all
relevant authorities and resources.

Establish policies and procedures to coordinate
disaster recovery activities with all relevant
authorities and resources.

5.9.5 Incident Action Plan

Establish an incident action plan or use
management by objectives to guide your
emergency response activities.

5.10  Communications
and Warning

5.10.1 Communications Systems

Establish communications systems.

Test your communication systems.

5.10.2 Communications Procedures

Establish communications procedures.

Test your communication procedures.

5.10.3 Emergency Alert Capability

Develop an emergency alert capability.

Maintain your emergency alert capability.

5.10.4 Emergency Warning Capability

Develop methods to communicate with
people and to warn them about actual
or
potential emergencies.

Test the methods that you have developed
to communicate with people and to warn
them about emergencies.

Use your communications methods whenever
you need to warn people about actual or
potential emergencies.

5.10.5 Communications Requirements

Identify your internal communication needs.

Review your external communication needs.

5.11
Operational Procedures

 

 

 

5.11.1 Program Support Procedures

Develop operational procedures to support program.

Coordinate program's your operational procedures.

Implement your program's operational procedures.

5.11.2 Response and Recovery

Establish procedures to manage your response to
the consequences (impacts) that hazards can cause.

Establish procedures to manage recovery from the
consequences (impacts) that hazards can  cause.

5.11.3 Impact Management Procedures

Establish procedures to address life safety hazards.

Establish procedures to stabilize hazardous incidents.

Establish procedures to facilitate business continuity.

Establish procedures to conserve property.

5.11.4 Situation Analysis Procedures

Establish procedures to perform situation analyses.

5.11.5 Recovery and Mitigation

Make sure that your procedures facilitate
recovery activities while emergency
response work is being performed.

Make sure that your procedures facilitate
mitigation activities while emergency
response work is being performed.

5.11.6 Succession Procedures

Formulate succession procedures to ensure that
other managers will replace or succeed those
managers who happen to be unavailable or are
incapacitated during an emergency or disaster.

5.12
Program Facilities

5.12.1 Emergency Operations Centers

Establish a primary emergency operations center.

Establish an alternative emergency operations center.

5.12.2 Program Support Facilities

Identify facilities that are capable
of supporting continuity operations.

Identify facilities that are capable
of supporting response operations.

Identify facilities that are capable
of supporting recovery operations.

5.13
Training
Process

5.13.1 Training Curriculum

Develop a training curriculum for your program.

Implement your training curriculum.

5.13.2 Training Objectives

Make personnel aware of your training program.

Enhance the skills needed to support program.

5.13.3 Scope of Training

Identify the scope of your training activities.

Specify how often personnel should get training.

5.13.4 Incident Management

Teach people how to use your
incident management system.

5.13.5 Record of Training

Maintain a record that documents your training.

5.13.6 Regulatory Requirements

Ensure that training meets regulatory requirements.

5.14
Program Improvement

5.14.1 Program Evaluation

Evaluate your program plans.

Evaluate your program procedures.

Evaluate your program capabilities.

5.14.2 Program Reviews

Use post-incident reports to review program.

Use post-incident lessons learned to review program.

Use performance evaluations to review program.

5.14.2 Exercises and Tests

Use exercises to test essential program elements.

Use exercises to test entire program plans.

5.14.3 Corrective Actions

Establish corrective action procedures.

5.15
Crisis Communications

5.15.1 Communication Procedures

Develop procedures for communicating with
external groups and individuals about incidents.

Develop procedures for communicating with
internal groups and individuals about incidents.

5.15.2 Public Communications

Establish an emergency public information capability.

Maintain your emergency information capability.

5.15.3 Public Awareness Program

Implement a public awareness program whenever
people are threatened by a potential hazard.

5.15.4 Public Advisory Procedures

Develop procedures to use authorized agencies
to advise the public about potential threats.

5.16
Finance and Administration

5.16.1 Program Support Procedures

Develop financial and administrative
procedures to support your program.

5.16.2 Financial Decision Making

Develop procedures that control how
financial program decisions are made.

5.16.3 Administrative Procedures

Develop procedures to control program financing.

Develop procedures to support program administration.

Develop procedures to manage and control
program funding received from external sources.

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Overview of NFPA 1600 2007
 
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NFPA 1600 2007 Plain English Definitions
 
How to Perform an NFPA 1600 Risk Assessment
 
How to Develop an NFPA 1600 Mitigation Strategy
 
How to Conduct NFPA 1600 Business Continuity Planning
 
How to Develop an NFPA 1600 Corrective Action Procedure
 
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Emergency Management using the NFPA 1600 Standard
 
Disaster Management using the NFPA 1600 Standard

 

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