One of the quintessential issues that rises to the surface after every significant disaster is that of post-event access. How do we overcome the obstacles of getting critical, private sector people into an area that has been evacuated and cordoned off to the general public? How can we get needed supplies and service providers to…Read More
Recognizing that the personnel who need to get around during emergencies and recovery operations extends beyond those with government or medical badges, the Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET) developed the Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) to make it easier for law enforcement officials to verify that someone claiming to be essential company personnel is in fact essential.Read More
On December 13, BNET Executive Director Peter Picarillo will present at the 2019 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Region 1 Conference at the University of Connecticut. The panel will discuss “Preparing for Access & Re-Entry after a Disaster” and the importance of postdisaster reentry. The discussion will focus on the need, benefits, and tools…Read More
Risk Assessment/Hazard Analysis
At the highest level of business continuity planning (BCP), a risk analysis evaluates internal and external hazards and quantifies the impact of those risks to critical business processes. Any incident that causes a threat to life or interrupts your business should be given the highest consideration. If a disruption occurs, does the potential exist for an area evacuation, access restrictions to your facility, or the imposition of a travel ban? If so, evaluating the economic injury potential should help determine if CEAS might be added to your BCP toolkit.Read More
FIRST OF ITS KIND CRISIS REENTRY PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS
Its breakthrough Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) is a first of its kind; a crisis reentry program that solves the access restrictions dilemma and helps businesses better prepare for unexpected events. The CEAS partnership brings essential employees and public safety together using a standard credential that preauthorizes your critical business employees for access to restricted areas following an event. Governments must adopt CEAS as their crisis reentry program before businesses can enroll in the program and receive credentials. Once immediate threats to life stabilize, local authorities can implement CEAS. The CEAS credential helps police officers determine who belongs in an area. This assists your critical employees get to your facility to begin the recovery process.
Business continuity managers often overlook the reentry process in their planning efforts. Getting people into an affected area as quickly as possible is essential to a seamless recovery process.Read More