- Establish a
succession plan. If
possible, appoint at least
three successors for each leadership position.
possibility that some leaders will be absent or unable
Give leaders the authority to
perform specified duties during disasters and
and to re-delegate limited authority when
emergency steps. Develop
all the steps, to-do lists,
checklists, and procedures that will be needed to ensure
response, recovery, and continuity. Establish a
locate, notify, alert, and recall key personnel. Also
emergency duty locations and the responsibilities and
assignments that must be carried out.
- Designate a
primary control center. Select
control center that can be used to manage
during a disaster or emergency.
- Select a
secondary control center.
Choose an alternative
emergency control center in case the primary control
center cannot or should not be used.
Identify backup facilities that allow
departments, agencies, and other emergency functions to
continue working during a disaster or emergency.
- Secure vital
the procedures needed to select,
preserve, and provide the records that will be needed to
that your organization is able to function during an
and to continue operations without difficulty. Financial
data files, personnel documents, and engineering
examples of the kinds of things that should all be
- Protect your
plans and procedures
to protect your people and facilities during a
emergency and to allocate and deploy the resources that
will be needed in order to restore and
Make sure that you’ve got the ability to relocate,
or access redundant resources. And make sure that
got the ability to teach people about what kinds of
measures should be taken.