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Business Continuity Management: Choosing to Survive by Abdullah Al Hour

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CHAPTER 8: EVACUATION PLANS

There are many incidents that go beyond affecting the technology and physical components of the organization to actually posing a serious threat to human life and the safety of people located within the premises and buildings of the organization.

In order to ensure proper protection of human life against such serious threats, effective evacuation plans need to be in place to move people out of the building and threat perimeter away to safe areas. Naturally, evacuation plans need to fulfill this requirement in a safe manner. In other words, evacuation plans need to be safe to implement and must not pose threats in addition to the existing ones.

Developing, testing, and reviewing evacuation plans are legal and regulatory ...

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