BC 020401 Summary of Existing Procedures for Handling Emergency Situations

Many organisations have a wide range of existing procedures for dealing with various types of unusual situations. These procedures may have been developed in response to a legal or regulatory requirement.

The BCP should contain a brief summary of each of these procedures, including the issues that are relevant in the event of handling an emergency disaster situation. These would probably include emergency evacuation procedures, fire regulations and procedures, health and safety procedures, together with approved procedures for dealing with hazardous materials, suspected gas leaks, electrical hazards or radiation.

The summary should note the location of the detailed procedures and consideration should be given to including these detailed procedures as an appendix to the BCP if considered appropriate. Information should also be included on the frequency of testing, and the number of trained staff capable of carrying out the procedures.

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