This program is designed to provide management personnel in the private sector with the knowledge required to ensure continuity of operations in the event of a significant disruption to business.
SafeResponse has developed this training program for personnel who are responsible for reporting to a plant Emergency Operations Center and ensuring continuity of business operations. This may include any members of the plant Operating Committee, as well as those who have specific responsibilities related to continuity of operations.
Certificates of completion may be printed by the participant once a score of 70% or greater is achieved on the final check for understanding. The participant may take the check as many times as necessary to reach the 70% score. A representative from your employer will need to document your participation by signing the certificate.
In addition, each participant must complete the training on an individual basis. If you ask someone else to go through the program for you, you will not learn the information you will need to ensure the continuity of operations in the event of a significant emergency. This will render your certificate null and void.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has adopted a standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs (NFPA 1600). This standard establishes a common set of criteria for disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. Chapter 5.13 on training states, “The entity shall develop and implement a training/educational curriculum to support the business continuity program.” This online training is intended to assist in compliance with this requirement.