Lesson 08 - Disaster Management

Disaster management is an important part of the facility manager's life. Disasters come in many forms and degrees. They can range in scale from widespread events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, to localized events, such as tornadoes or individual building fires. In each case, a facility manager's ability to respond appropriately and speedily can greatly influence his or her reputation after the impacted locations settle back into daily operations. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define terminology related to disaster management.
  • Explain which disaster management action is most critical to success.
  • Identify critical issues that should be addressed when a disaster hits and the primary objectives when planning for disaster recovery.
  • Explain important provisions to help ensure continuity of operations and the resumption of business after a disaster.