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This new book is the guide to the key benchmark standard for implementing a business continuity management (BCM) system. This book provides a strategic overview of the key steps that organizations should take to ensure that the risks of catastrophic failure are proactively minimized. The 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. Content: Front Matter • Introduction • Table of Contents 1. Outline of the Disaster and Emergency Management System 2. Key Terminology 3. External Factors Influencing a DEMS: An Overview 4. External Factors: The Law 5. The Role of Government, the Emergency Services and the Military 6. Identify and Analyse Significant Risks and Threats 7. The Policy Relating to Disasters and Emergencies 8. The Functional Element 1: Disaster and Emergency Planning 9. The Functional Element 2: Communications and Information 10. The Functional Element 3: Public Relations and the Media 11. The Human Element 12. Responding to a Disaster or Emergency 13. Recovering from a Disaster or Emergency 14. Audit and Review 15. Conclusions • References
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