Running your organization during bad weather or through the rainy seasons can be tricky. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Columbia, Bethesda, or anywhere else in Maryland, Virginia or DC, disasters have touched down in your area. In some instances, life-threatening.
One year you had too many close calls. Or you suffered a near business loss due to destructive activities. To avoid these close calls and terrible events, do what other decision-makers did. They started using Business Continuity Consulting from Advantage Industries to help weather the storms.
Business Continuity Consulting is a pre-disaster consulting service, offered by companies like Advantage Industries. A continuity consultant is brought in to set up your business continuity plans. Your plans outline how your organization will operate during and after an unexpected disaster or disruption in your service.
All business continuity plans must first have documented policies and procedures that outline your staff and customer’s safety, who might be in your establishment during a disaster. But it doesn’t stop there. Below are other areas that need consideration, should your location experience some form of structural damage causing displacement.
In your pre-disaster documentation, our consultants will show you how to categorize and organize each area of your organization thoroughly. For instance, you will have a Protection of Property section, that covers your building assets and how to protect your windows, roof, file cabinets, computers.
Another section is your Protection of Data entries, such as hard copies of company files, tax documentation, any legal contracts, onsite data storage. Right down to the waterproof containers you might use to protect your data.
The modern workplace has changed your business model. When your staff works remotely, there are other areas you’ll need to cover in your business continuity planning. Along with protecting your property and data, you still have to maintain continuity and mitigate employee risk.
For example, due to accidental deletion, or malicious internal threats from staff, the remote worker, unsupervised, can still create serious problems for your organization. These, too, are contingencies you want to cover with our Business Continuity Consultants and have documented.
When it comes to thorough preparedness, in the event your organization cannot function, due to a disruption or disaster, get a head-start with our comprehensive analysis. Then you can determine how to protect personnel, decide which systems are necessary, and assess your current recovery mechanisms. To get started, contact us. Our pre-disaster continuity consultants will guide you through our process.