All Hazards Approach

From Open Risk Manual

Definition

All Hazards Approach to Business Continuity planning is an approach that emphasis the unpredictability and inter-correlations of risks during a Major Operational Disruption[1]

Examples

Assuming that effects of threats are unpredictable:

  • Locational uncertainty: Localized and regional or global
  • Temporal uncertainty: Interruption can be a few days, months or years
  • Complex mix of risk factors: May be expected or unexpected


All hazards type of approach to contingency planning:

  • Unavailable staff
  • Unavailable buildings, systems or other physical infrstructure resources
  • Limited mobility
  • Unavailable communications
  • Combinations of the above

References

  1. Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning, FEMA, 1996

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