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Preparedness Profile: Devise a Business Continuity Plan That Will Benefit Your Company and Employees

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

A the outside wall of a commercial building is engulfed in large flames

Natural disasters typically occur with little to no warning. Often the economic impact of a company can be just as devastating as the destructive aftermath the storm leaves behind. Preparation is the best defense against these disasters.

As a best practice, all businesses should have a continuity and disaster recovery plan to address these unforeseen forces of nature.

A few considerations for compiling a well-executed Business Continuity Plan may include the following:

Assemble a Team

Build your team, so each member is aware of their roles and which recovery task they're responsible for. This team should be able to address all your plans from preparation to completion. 

Devise a Plan

One of the essential components of a business continuity plan is mapping out a strategy. Use this opportunity to classify critical procedures and people that keep the business running. 

  • Make a list of all the disruptions that could potentially hinder your operations. 
  • Determine the functions that are most critical to everyday business processes.
  • Express practical recovery strategies for each probable disaster scenario.

Educate and Train

  • Your employees should know the objectives, requirements, and critical components of your plan, then create a training program that helps them develop the skills needed to execute that strategy.

How Your Business Could be Impacted

Once you've identified all the potential threats to your daily operations, it's time to analyze the impact of those threats. 

  • Depending on your set-up and geographical location, you may need to think of an extensive list.
  • This could include flood, fire, hurricane, or earthquakes.
  • The probability of some of these natural disasters transpiring may hit once in a lifetime.
  • There are others which have a higher likelihood of that situation happening. In that case, spend more emphasis on those matters. 

A flood could easily cause water damage that requires replacement of servers and other equipment, while a fire could result in a situation where you're forced to shut down. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of West Brown County specializes in fire damage, especially devastating for a business or commercial property?

In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

In the unfortunate event your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

Services we offer our business or commercial property owners:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

It is important to test and update your business continuity plan annually. The purpose of testing is to run simulations that allow you to evaluate your team's level of preparedness. Those test results can be used to tweak and update your plan over time.

Business continuity planning ensures that disruptions have minimal impact on day-to-day operations. 

When you are in the process of testing your company’s level of preparedness, don’t forget to include SERVPRO of West Brown County as part of that procedure.

Give us a call at, (920) 434-8224, and a trained commercial property team member will see how we may better serve your business needs.

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