The goal of contingency plan are to establish a communication systems, create recovery/ respond threshold and define the roles and responsibilities of the employees in case of a disaster. We have all seen that unplanned events could occur with little e or no warning and bring business operation to a halt as was recently the case with all the flights from and to to London recently
The key goal should be to make sure you can maintain the operation of your organization if the disaster were to occur.
It’s a good idea to have a formal policy spelling out the need for a contingency plan.
The plan should be simple overall. The language and directions in it should be understandable to future audiences. You never know who will have to implement it.
Figure out the specific trigger that will require you to use your contingency plan. Determine how you will measure success so that you can return to normal operations. Identify all operations that are critical to your business continuing.
Making sure your plan addresses each of these three questions will help you ensure you don’t miss anything.
What could happen?
What will we do in response?
What can we do in advance to prepare?
Here’s a brief case study in how a well prepared and executed disaster recovery plan can save a business.