An effective COOP plan will not remain viable without regular review and revision. The following tasks are essential:
Training Key Personnel
Train all personnel who will be involved in COOP activities. Consider individual and team training, cross-training, and refresher training.
Conducting Periodic COOP Exercises
Should test and improve plans, procedures, systems, and equipment. Include a variety of hazards and exercise types.
Developing a Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plan
COOP should be reviewed at least annually as part of the organization’s training and exercise program. Designate a review team and establish a review cycle.
Distributing the COOP Plan
Distribute the plan either by:
- Hardcopy – Difficult or impossible to track changes
- Electronic Means – Preferred method
Relevant Planning Documents
Congratulations – You have finished your COOP and are disaster ready!!!!
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