Our experts have devised the following high-level considerations, to make sure your business continues after an emergency. While it’s more than likely that your business already has a comprehensive range of plans in place, the following are simply general reminders to keep in mind:
Do you have alternative locations to work from?
During the 9/11 crisis, many businesses set up temporary offices in nearby hotels. And after Superstorm Sandy, one large financial institution provided transport to employees who had no other way of getting to work.
Are your emergency funds or loans for affected staff in place?
Some organisations are able to acquire emergency funds from other branches of their business, to help recover affected areas, as quickly as possible.
Update your Business Continuity Plan with a ‘Lessons Learned Report’
Whether your business has gone through a simulated disaster, or experienced a real event, all the lessons learned need to be documented and fed into ongoing review processes. Could your organisation improve on response times? How well did all the plans and procedures you put in place actually work? What can be done now to ensure this type of event never happens again? These are just some of the things to consider going forward.