Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Hurricane Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop

Hurricane Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop gives the participants the skills to identify hurricane critical continuity needs. Participants will learn how to build a hurricane disaster recovery plan and implement the functions to ensure their organization is protected from the constant risk of business disruptions caused by hurricane threats.

Whether it’s a natural disaster like a hurricane, storm, flood or wildfire, or it’s a mechanical or facility disaster like a boiler failure or toxic chemical spill, having a plan in place can help make your organization less vulnerable and provide a framework for a return to business as usual.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize the hurricane events that might compromise their business, assess the threats facing their company and identify steps to eliminate or minimize the impact of those threats.
  • Develop procedures that enable them to respond when a hurricane disaster occurs or is forecast to occur.
  • Identify their company’s critical business functions and define procedures that will facilitate restoration of sales, production and operations to pre-disaster levels.

Fundamentals of Hurricane Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 

  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • The Components of a Hurricane Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan
  • Assessing how quickly you bounce back after a hurricane
  • Recovery costs
  • Prepare, Respond, Recover
  • Steps to Executing a Hurricane Business Continuity Plan
  • Hurricane Preparedness
  • Emergency Response
  • Business Recovery
  • OSHA’s Hurricane eMatrix
  • Activities most commonly performed during hurricane response and recovery work
  • Hazards
  • Decisions to protect workers
  • Recommendations for personal protective equipment
  • Safe work practices
  • Precautions
  • Hurricane Guidelines by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Hurricane Guidelines by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 Group Activity Workshop 

Creating Your Hurricane Business Continuity Plan 

  • Analyze your Organization’s Business Operations and Essential Functions
  • Essential Functions and Personnel
  • Risk Assessments and Evaluations
  • Risk Management
  • Immediate Response and Impact Levels
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Communications Plan
  • Resource and Procurement Management Plans
  • Designation of Authority
  • Devolution
  • Alternate Facility Operations
  • Activation and Relocation
  • Mission Critical Systems
  • Essential Records Management
  • Reconstitution
  • Logistics
  • Alternate Location
  • Interoperable Communications
  • Planning Responsibilities
  • Training, Tests and Exercise
  • Maintenance & Improvement
  • Alternate Location/Facility Information
  • Maps and Evacuation Routes
  • Department Impact Form
  • Public Health Emergencies

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed.

OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Response

CategorySustained WindsTypes of Damage Due to Hurricane Winds
1•74-95 mph

•64-82 kt

•119-153 km/h

Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.
2•96-110 mph

•83-95 kt

•154-177 km/h

Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.
3 (major)•111-129 mph

•96-112 kt

•178-208 km/h

Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.
4 (major)•130-156 mph

•113-136 kt

•209-251 km/h

Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
5 (major)•157 mph or higher

•137 kt or higher

•252 km/h or higher

Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

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