Disaster and Emergency Management Systems
This new book is the guide to the key benchmark standard for implementing a business continuity management (BCM) system.
Disaster and Emergency Management Systems (DEMS), provides a strategic overview of the key steps that organizations should take to ensure that the risks of catastrophic failure are proactively minimized.
This book examines how to design a disaster and emergency management system for any organization, including hospitals, the police force and airline companies.
It is written as a guide for anyone responsible for disaster and emergency management within their organization.
The systems described in this book are applicable to any organization, whether it is a hospital managing the outbreak of C Difficile, a bank managing a run on its credit, or a chemical company managing an incident that could seriously affect its reputation.
Contents of Disaster and Emergency Management Systems include:
- Outline of the disaster and emergency management system
- Key terminology
- External and factors influencing DEMS: an overview
- External factors: the law
- The role of government, the emergency services and the military
- Identify and analyse significant risks and threats
- The policy relating to disasters and emergencies
- The functional element 1: disaster and emergency planning
- The functional element 2: communications and information
- The functional element 3: public elations and the media
- The human element
- Responding to a disaster or emergency
- Recovering from a disaster or emergency
- Audit and review
About the Author
Tony Moore is currently the Associate Director of the Security and Resilience Group at Cranfield University. He lectures on a wide range of disaster and emergency management issues, including leadership and decision-making in crisis situations, and has spoken at a number of conferences worldwide. He is a former Chair of the Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies.
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The Route map to business continuity management. Meeting the requirements of BS 25999
Exercising for Excellence: Delivering a successful Business Continuity Management exercise
BS 25999-1:2006 Business continuity management. Code of practice
BS 25999-2:2007 Business continuity management. Specification