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ISO 22326:2018 Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for monitoring facilities with identified hazards

This International Standard gives guidelines for monitoring hazards within a facility as a part of an overall emergency management and continuity programme by establishing the process for hazard monitoring at facilities with identified hazards. It includes recommendations on how to develop and operate systems for the purpose of monitoring facilities with identified hazards. It covers the entire process of monitoring facilities. ISO 22326 is generic and applicable to any organization. The application depends on the operating environment, the complexity of the organization and the type of identified hazards.


The purpose of ISO 22326 is to contribute to an overall emergency management framework which seeks to reduce the risk to people, operations, property and the environment. It provides guidelines for the entire process of hazard monitoring at facilities with identified hazards, including:  

  • planning,
  • implementation,
  • operation and control, 
  • review 
  • continual improvement.

This document is applicable to all facilities with identified hazards and may be used by stakeholders and authorities responsible for safety and security.


Oleg Volkov (Russia), the project leader responsible for the development of ISO 22326, explains:

"In recent years the number of highly impactful industrial and natural disasters has grown significantly. This fact indicates the importance of further development and implementation of incident prevention measures in order to decrease occurrences of such disasters, reduce tangible and intangible losses, and causalities."


ISO 22326:2018, Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for monitoring facilities with identified hazards, is available from ISO national member institutes. It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat, respectively through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing, Communication & Information department.