Business plans typically focus on production, forecasts, meeting and exceeding client expectations; in a word, growth. Yet, how does a business entity continue in the face of disaster and adversity? How is forward momentum maintained along with stockholder and client/customer confidence? Through an effective business continuity program sustained by training and exercises are business entities able to weather not only the proverbial, but literal storm.

In 2013 alone, it is estimated that over $192 billion was lost due to natural disasters. Business continuity is tantamount to risk management, which in turn ultimately saves money, while allowing for continued operations despite all manners of incidents or events.

Business continuity planning and preparation is not simply having a plan on a shelf in the event of some sort of calamity. It is a cycle of planning and preparation; taking into account both small, isolated incidents as well as large scale, potentially catastrophic events. Training and exercises greatly assist in educating employees and management alike in not only their roles and responsibilities, but also in what to expect and how to adapt to a disruption in business.

Summit Exercises & Training is very well suited to provide realistic, comprehensive education, training and exercises to validate plans and procedures. Our extensive public and private sector experience lends itself to ensuring your business or organization is able to adapt to a variety of incidents and events.

Our team focuses on not only natural, but human and technological hazards that may directly impact your organization while tailoring training and exercises to your specific needs. Business continuity exercises are the linchpin in the entirety of this process. These activities, more than anything else, help constituents understand how important this process is as well as what is needed in the event of a disruption. They further assist in identifying areas in which the organization needs to better focus its efforts in preparing for the unexpected. Finally, they help to drive home the point that preparedness is not specifically meant for a public safety or governmental organization, but for private citizens and industry alike.

Summit can provide a wide range of training and exercises in the following areas:

Natural Disasters / Events

  • Flood
  • Fire
  • Severe/Inclement Weather Impact
  • Structural Damage

Technological/Infrastructure Events

  • Information System Outage and/or Denial of Service
  • Data Corruption and Loss
  • Telecommunication Systems Loss
  • Power and Utility Related Failures and Impacts
  • Evacuation

Human/Labor Related Events

  • Acts of Terror, Violence or Malice
  • Labor Action/Strike
  • Access Denial due to Protests
  • Bomb Threats