Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - 12 Point Program to Business Continuity Planning

Point 1 - Creating a Planning Team

Participants will discuss the importance of creating a planning team and who should be included. The size of the team will depend on business operations, requirements and available resources.

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Point 2 - Continuity of Authority

Creating a chain of command with Continuity of Authority maintains leadership during any type of operational interruption. Is the CEO the first person you would call?

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Point 3 - Risks and Hazards

Learn how to recognize the risks and hazards that are the most probable to your facility and location. How should you plan against specific types of interruptions? What is your highest risk...it may surprise you!

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Point 4 - Internal / External Resources and Capabilities

Each business or organization has internal and external resources that can be utilized for emergency response and recovery. Participants will learn to identify what capabilities are currently available and how to develop others.

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Point 5 - Vulnerability Assessments

Fire - Flood - Earthquake - Data Loss or Human Error
What types of emergencies within your facility or community are the most likely to occur? The planner will walk through a vulnerability assessement that assigns probabilities, estimates impact and assesses resources using a numbering system to identify certain types of interruptions.

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Point 6 - Essential Business Functions

Your bottom line could depend on how quickly you are able to resume normal business operations - but what needs to be operating first? Planners need to focus on the most essential of a company's business functions to determine the "what, who and how" of business resumption.

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Point 7 - Human Resources: Employee / Owner Contacts

The human resources within your organization are likely your most valuable assets. Discover the skills and specialized training that cannot always be replaced with outside resources. Develop a communication network to notify employees and key contacts.

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Point 8 - Workplace Evacuation Plan

Training employees in a simple evacuation or fire drill plan prepares them to react without confusion during an actual emergency event. Assigning responsibility to assist customers, clients or patients out of the facility increases exit efficiency. Where should they go, what should they take, how long should they plan to stay away -- or is it safer to shelter in place?

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Point 9 - Workplace Emergency Supply Kit

Emergencies are unpredictable and could happen during working hours. Is your workplace prepared with necessary supplies to sustain occupants for 8 - 12 hours if necessary? This session will provide participants with supply lists for practical emergency kits for the office and car.

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Point 10 - Insurance Coverage

Would your insurance claim benefit be enough to keep you in business? Each month businesses pay a premium, confident that their coverage will be sufficient in case of an emergency yet fewer than 10% of Utahn's carry earthquake insurance. Identify alternate types of insurance to cover possible gaps.

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Point 11 - Vital Records

Could you provide vital documents or records upon request to an insurance provider, banker or tax accountant? Recognizes types of records that are vital to the survival of a business or organization.

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Point 12 - Data Protection / Storage / Recovery

A major cause of business interruption is a result of a significant data loss. Human error, power failure, a facility fire - all could be the cause. What should an organization do to protect, store and recover vital records and safeguard cyber system?

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