Whether it's a natural disaster like a storm, flood or wildfire or a mechanical or facility disaster like a boiler failure or toxic chemical spill, having a plan in place can help make your company less vulnerable and provide a framework for a return to business as usual.
A little time invested upfront developing a Business Continuity Plan can payoff exponentially by saving recovery costs, business revenues, your company's reputation and human lives down the line.
Prepare. Respond. Recover.
Disaster Preparedness - Recognize the types of events that might compromise your business, assess the threats facing your company, and identify steps to eliminate or minimize the impact of those threats.
Emergency Response - Develop procedures that enable you to respond when a disaster occurs or is forecast to occur. Continue with the plan until everyone is safe and there is no further threat of property damage or bodily injury.
Business Recovery - Identify your company’s critical business functions and define procedures that will facilitate restoration of sales, production, and operations to pre-disaster levels.
Five Steps to Executing a Business Continuity Plan