BS ISO 22398:2013 Societal security. Guidelines for exercises

BS ISO 22398:2013

Societal security. Guidelines for exercises

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : October 2013



What is this standard about?

This international standard recommends good practice and guidelines for an organization to plan, conduct, and improve its exercise projects. (Exercise is defined as “the process to train for, assess, practice and improve performance in an organization.”)

Who is this standard for?

  • Any organization regardless of size, type and nature, whether private or public
  • Senior management
  • Human resources
  • Anyone responsible for internal projects/pastoral/wellbeing/exercises within an organization

Why should you use this standard?

Exercises are seen as an important management tool, helping to identify gaps and areas for improvement while determining the effectiveness of an organization’s response and recovery strategies. As well as measuring the competence of personnel, they are excellent tools to assess revised plans and change programmes for completeness, relevance and accuracy.

The standard’s guidance can be adapted to the needs, objectives, resources and constraints of any business.

Effective exercises can help:

  • Validate policies, plans, procedures, training, equipment, inter-organizational agreements, disaster recovery systems etc
  • Clarify and train personnel in roles and responsibilities
  • Improve inter-organizational coordination and communications
  • Identify gaps in resources
  • Improve individual performance

Standard NumberBS ISO 22398:2013
TitleSocietal security. Guidelines for exercises
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date31 October 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 22300
Informative References(Provided for Information)SS 540:2008, ASIS SPC.1:2009, ISO 22301, ISO 22300, ISO 10015, ISO 19011, NFPA 1600, ISO/IEC 27031, ISO Guide 73, BS PD 25666, ISO 31000:2018, BS ISO 22320:2018, ISO 22320:2018
International RelationshipsISO 22398:2013
Draft Superseded By12/30242445 DC
DescriptorsPlanning, Risk analysis, Organizations, Enterprises, Management, Risk assessment, Safety, Security, Communication processes, Organization study, Management techniques, Data analysis, Management operations
Title in FrenchSécurité sociétale. Lignes directrices pour exercice
Title in GermanSicherheit und Schutz des Gemeinwesens. Leitfaden für das Üben und Erproben
ISBN978 0 580 74562 1
File Size1.192 MB

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