Emergency and continuity management program
Scope, purpose, and application
This Standard establishes criteria for an emergency and continuity management program, hereinafter referred to as "the program."
This Standard provides the requirements to develop, implement, evaluate, maintain, and continuously improve an emergency and continuity management program for prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
1.2.2 Continual improvement process
The elements of a continual improvement process included in this Standard are
a) program management;
d) program evaluation; and
e) management review.
This Standard applies to public and private organizations.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.