- Look after your family for 72 hours?
- Cope without power or tap water?
- Contact your family and receive information?
Being prepared is critical for any business. Events such as the floods of 2007 have shown us that major emergencies can happen and they have a significant impact on business.
Creating a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) can help your business survive during and after a crisis.
- Risk Assessment: Identify and prioritize potential business risks and disruptions
- Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Define recovery assumptions, critical business processes and workflows, internal and external dependencies, and critical staff
- Strategy and Plan Development: Synthesize Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis details to create department, division and site level plans
- Plan Testing and Maintenance: Conducted every six months to help ensure new threats and business process changes are accurately represented in the plan and employees are effectively trained
2. Have you mitigated points of failure?
3. Are you and your staff prepared for Business interruptions?
4. Is your Contingency Plan documented and approved?
5. Have you reviewed your Plan with staff, suppliers and customers?
6. Is your Plan current and regularly tested?
7. Does your Plan insure timely resumption of critical business functions?
- Ask how they will communicate with families during a crisis.
- Ask if they store adequate food, water and other basic supplies.
- Find out if they are prepared to "shelter-in-place" if need be, and where they plan to go if they must get away.
- Ask how a parent or a guardian will access your child and what protocols are in place. Do you need picture ID?