Damage Assessment

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1. Damage Assessment or DA is the process of assessing the financial and non-financial damage after a disruption has occurred.

Note: This assessment includes damage to physical assets, for example facilities, vital records and equipment, to determine what can be salvaged or restored and what must be replaced.

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2. The process of assessing the financial/non-financial damage following a Business Continuity E/I/C. It usually refers to the assessment of damage to physical assets e.g. vital records, buildings, sites, technology to determine what can be salvaged or restored and what must be replaced.

(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)

3. The process used to appraise or determine the number of injuries and human loss, damage to public and private property, and the status of key facilities and services resulting from a natural or human-caused disaster or emergency.

(Source: ASIS International - ASIS International)

4. An appraisal or determination of the effects of disaster on human,physical,economic and natural resources.

(Source: NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, NFPA 1600:2007)

5. The process of evaluating the severity and consequences of an incident and communicating the results.

(Source: NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, NFPA 1600:2007)