How quickly a company can get back to business after an emergency often depends on pre-emergency planning. A business should identify what critical internal and external systems and services are required to maintain basic operations. Those identified critical areas should be included as action items within a business continuity of operations plan.
The following areas should be considered in the development of a continuity of operations plan:
Compressed air systems
Security and alarm systems
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
Manufacturing and pollution control equipment
Communication systems, including voice and data computer networks
Auxiliary power sources (i.e., batteries, generators, etc.)
Public transportation services
Roadways, bridges, etc. that could prevent access to the property
Raw material and sub-assembly vendors
Support products (i.e., paper, ink, computer supplies, packing materials), suppliers, shippers, similar vendors
Public services, including fire, emergency medical, and police services
Transportation (e.g., shipping) systems, including air, highway, railroad, and waterway
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LC FEB 2019-394