NFPA 1600 Business Continuity Programs

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

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Expected Duration
60 minutes

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) standard 1600, entitled Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.


Business Continuity Assessment and Analysis

  • 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
  • Planning a Business Continuity Program

  • 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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