New Edition of NFPA 1600 Issued
The NFPA released a new edition of Standard 1600 covering recommended Continuity and Emergency Management planning standards.
This past month the National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) released its revised Standard 1600. This revised standard is the product of the 2015 review cycle. The last review cycle was in 2012 ;with the next scheduled to begin in 2018.
One of the major changes that you may notice right off the bat is that the new standard now retitled from “Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs” to “Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs”. This is a significant shift in titles and demonstrates the expanding role of COOP programs.
As we delve into the new publication and compare it with the 2013 edition expect follow-on blog posts to discuss the changes that have occurred. Until then, you can find the 2016 edition of NFPA 1600 from the National Fire Protection Association’s website here. A PDF download is free, print copies will incur charges.