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Overview Organizations must demonstrate their due diligence through adherence to nationally and internationally recognized standards, guidelines, and best practices.

ASIS International Releases Organizational Resilience Maturity Model ANSI Standard

It is designed for use asls large, medium, and small organizations operating in the industrial, commercial, public, and voluntary sectors. While the new PS-PREP is voluntary, it will become increasingly difficult for organizations to maintain or implement emergency management and business continuity programs that are not based on a recognized standard. The standard was released inand applies to public, not-for-profit, and private entities.

The procedure s must address preparedness, prevention, mitigation, and response.

The changes were made to bring the standard into alignment with related disciplines and practices of risk management, security, and loss prevention.


The British Standard came into effect in November It covers all phases of incident management, and includes pre-event, event, and post-event planning. The adoption of the British Standard is a result of concerns raised regarding the American and Canadian standards.

Congress directed the Department of Homeland Security DHS to develop and implement a voluntary program of accreditation and certification of private entities using standards adopted by DHS that promote private sector preparedness, including disaster management, emergency management and business continuity programs.

Glenn Phyper Craig Stevenson. Organizations must demonstrate their due diligence through adherence to nationally and internationally recognized standards, guidelines, and best practices.

Organizational Resilience Standard ANSI/ASIS SPC.1:2009 Awarded Safety Act Certification by DHS

Additionally, the procedure s should consider seven separate actions, such as preventing further escalation of the disruptive incident. CSA Z is designed to develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate emergency management and business continuity programs for any organization or institution, private or public. The standard is designed to address hazards that the organization can control, influence, or reduce. In addition to the requirements presented in the various standards, there is increasing pressure from emergency responders for accurate, timely information regarding buildings where an incident is occurring.


NFPA and CSA Z are extremely thorough regarding emergency management; however, they are not as comprehensive in the area of business continuity. The purpose of the PS-Prep Program is to enhance nationwide resilience in an all-hazards environment by encouraging private sector preparedness.

Challenging Risk – Background Standards

The three standards adopted by FEMA place hundreds of requirements and sub-requirements on organizations. The standard enables the development and implementation of policies, objectives, and programs that reinforce organizational resilience.

As an example, 4. It addresses prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, and establishes the elements of a continuous improvement process. The British Standard BS has been identified as the best practice standard for business continuity.

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A significant problem for organizations is the complexity and scope of the standards. The program will provide a mechanism by which a private sector entity – a company, facility, not-for-profit corporation, hospital, stadium, university, etc. BS defines the requirements for a management systems approach to business continuity.