Developing a COOP plan takes considerable time and effort.

Developing a COOP plan involves ALL departments.

Commitment Must come from the TOP and be supported throughout.

Maintaining a COOP plan requires dedication and resources.

COOP must be practiced, modified and practiced, again and again.

Where, When and How Will Your Business Operate....

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Continuity of Operations - COOP

Continuity of Operations can be defined as "sustaining normal business in a crisis situation" or "establishment of emergency operating capabilities".  In any case the definition must be designed to meet your specific business needs and ensure that business continues with minimal disruption to your customers and your employees.

SWS facilitates and leads your business team in the development, documentation, practice and on-going maintenance of a COOP plan designed around your business, its employees and customers.

Our Emergency Management Institute Certified Instructor operates under the following basic principles:
A COOP plan must:
    Be effective with and without warning
    Take an all-hazards approach
    Include alternate facilities
    Have essential functions operational within 12 hours of activation
    Be able to sustain operations for a minimum of 30 days

Sounds easy doesn't it?  Have you ever tried to get 10 people to agree on how to get from point-A to point-B the easiest and at the spur of the moment?

SWS takes all the factors into play to ensure that all of the alternatives are reviewed and nothing is overlooked.

COOP Elements....

Essential Functions

Vital Records

Orders of Succession

Delegations of Authority


Alternate Facilities

Interoperable Communications

Human Capital

Tests, Training and Exercises