NFPA 1600 Business Continuity Programs (Update Available)

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Whether it is a natural disaster that sweeps through your city or a computer virus that destroys vital electronic information, businesses need to be able to recover their services and operations as soon as possible if such a disaster does occur. A Business Continuity Program involves planning the recovery of operations when confronted with adverse events such as natural disasters, technological failures, human error, and terrorism. This course provides a basic understanding of the criteria for a comprehensive program that addresses business continuity in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1600, Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

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Supervisors, managers, or any employee involved in business continuity planning in private enterprises and government and municipal facilities

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NFPA 1600 Business Continuity Programs (Update Available)

  • identify the functions of a Business Continuity Program (BCP)
  • match the personnel involved in a Business Continuity Program with their responsibilities
  • identify the main considerations of the risk assessment process
  • match the risks that may be recorded in a risk assessment with their correct type
  • match the business continuity risks to their probability and impact on the business in a given scenario
  • identify the steps involved in conducting a Business Impact Analysis
  • identify the factors to consider when creating a strategic plan for a Business Continuity Program
  • identify the information that should be included in a written Business Continuity Program
  • identify the general requirements for a written Business Continuity Program
  • identify training requirements for the successful implementation of a BCP
  • identify the personnel required for a crisis management team
  • recognize the testing process used for a BCP in a given scenario
  • identify the requirements for updating the BCP
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