Disaster business continuity: promoting staff capability

Douglas Paton (Douglas Paton is an Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 May 1999


The object of business continuity planning is minimising loss after a disaster. Achieving this goal requires that management and information systems are available to facilitate the recovery of core business operations as soon as possible. While safeguarding systems and/or arranging for substitutes is vital, it is equally important to ensure the availability of staff capable of operating these system under adverse disaster conditions. Adopting a human resource perspective, this paper discusses the implications of staff vulnerability, hazard and risk assessment, organisational systems, training and recovery management for disaster business continuity.



Paton, D. (1999), "Disaster business continuity: promoting staff capability", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 127-133. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653569910266175

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