- Assemble a team to develop a business resiliency plan.
- Gather critical documents and information you will need to make decisions.
- Identify and prioritize critical operations and processes.
- Identify hazards—what disruptions could affect your operations? Remember to take the Coronavirus challenges into consideration.
- Create your plan and prepare a business-ready “Records-To-Go” box.
- Develop a communications strategy and plan to use post disaster. Ensure that your plan includes current emergency contact lists for employees, vendors, suppliers, and other key people.
- Recruit and train employees about the business resiliency and communication plans. Make sure they know it.
- Back up and store critical records and data at an off-site location.
- Take action to mitigate the potential impact on your equipment, buildings, facilities, inventory, and storage. A good plan includes provisions to relocate to a pre-identified site and a way to operate efficiently with a smaller staff of key individuals. Also, consider insurance options.
- Exercise, test, and update your plan. Keep it current.
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