Over 30% of companies never reopen their doors after they have been closed down by a tornado, hurricane, flood, or additional tragic calamity. Disaster recovery plans are key to getting things back to business.
Business disaster plan
Establish an emergency response strategy and train staff to carry it out.
Jot down every step of your plan and assign duties to workers in a clear manner.
Put together a list of critical addresses and phone numbers. Be certain to contact key individuals after the disaster.
Choose a communication plan to prevent customer loss. Post notices outside the premises; get in touch with clients by email, phone, or standard mail; put a notice inside the local papers.
Consider things you might need initially in the emergency. Do you have a back-up system of communication? Do you need a back-up power source?
Human resources. Protect customers and employees from injury on your premises. Consider the potential effect a disaster is going to have on your employees’ capability of returning to work and how customers may return to shop or obtain services or goods.
Physical resources. Inspect the business’ physical plant(s) and evaluate the effect a disaster might have on facilities.
Business continuity. Companies ought to communicate with their markets and suppliers about their disaster recovery and preparedness plans, so everyone is ready.
Protect your building. Think about the financial impact if your company shuts down as a consequence of the disaster. What might be the impact for one day, one week, or a whole revenue period?
Keep duplicate records. Regularly back up computerized data files and store them off-site.
Identify crucial business activities and resources that support them. If you can’t afford to shut your operations down temporarily, figure out what’s needed to operate the company elsewhere.
Find alternative equipment, facilities, and supplies, and find qualified contractors. Give consideration to a reciprocity agreement with one other business.
Protect computer data and systems. Data storage companies provide off-site back-ups of computer data which can regularly be updated.
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