This means that your business may be forced to modify, reduce, or even eliminate specific services/functions to cope with the impacts of the emergency.
These impacts may be felt across the organization or localized to specific business units.
This main is for important partners who do not fall into the earlier categories, but that you would need to contact in the event of an emergency: Review your Business Continuity Plan to make sure that all issues have been addressed, and identify any areas in which you may need additional documentation.
The "Business Continuity Plan Checklist" provided by Capital Health was developed to ensure that you've covered most aspects of your plan. You should present a draft of the Business Continuity Plan to your emergency preparedness team for review and/or comment.
Getting a plan in place shows your employees, shareholders and customers that you are a proactive organization; it improves overall efficiency in your company and helps you allocate the right financial and human resources to keep your firm up and running during a serious disruption.
Here are 8 basic steps to keep in mind when putting together your plan.
Click on the link in each step to find more information and useful templates from BDC's complete Business Continuity Guide.
Download templates It is a good idea to clearly assign the responsibility for emergency preparedness to a team.
For each essential service, assign a "degree of criticalness" (Priority A, B or C).
Rate the impact on each service such as staff absenteeism, unavailability of critical supplies, or disruptions to essential systems.