What is the difference between “emergency management” and “business continuity planning” from a Chief Security Officer’s or Security Director’s perspective? …and is the distinction at all important?
BCP prepares companies to prevent threats and such situations. By doing so the companies can minimise their losses and they can survive. Hence, BCP plays a critical role in a business.
Emergency Management – Emergency management refers to procedures or actions that are taken directly following an interruption to business or a crisis. Emergency management includes preparedness of safety of people by holding emergency drills and training sessions.
The emergency management ensures that the business and staff are aware of the threats and are well known what to do in such case of emergencies. The stakeholders are given key documents like what is emergency response plan, floor map having emergency exit, where is fire extinguisher kept, how to evacuate and whom to contact during such emergency situations.