Disaster Recovery Audit

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Disaster Preparedness

It has been estimated that 90% of small companies unable to
resume business operations within 5 days of a disaster are out of business
within 1 year.

Here’s a quick checklist to get you thinking about the
information you need and the planning you need in place to recover from a

Simple Plans

  • Printed manual stored safely away
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of general staff members, patients, and vendors
  • Location of the offsite data backup storage media
  • Copies of insurance contracts, and other critical materials

Complex Plans

  • Details of a secondary work site or means to establish new place of operation
  • Technical requirements
  • Regulatory reporting requirements
  • Work recovery measures
  • Means to reestablish physical records or new suppliers

Vital Records

Do you know:

  • Where they are?
  • What is included in them?
  • How to get them?
  • Who is authorized to retrieve them?
  • How long it will take to retrieve them?
  • Where to have them delivered?
  • How long it will take to restore them?

Other Questions To Consider:

  • Employees – How will people be taken care of ?
  • Finance – How will recovery expenses and normal operating expenses be paid?
  • Recovery Management – How and who will manage all the recovery efforts?
  • Offsite Storage – How will storage and retrieval be handled?
  • Alternate site location – Do you need one?
  • Recovery Priorities – How critical equipment be replaced? Do you have pre-agreements?
  • Logistics – How will logistical support for recovery (travel, food, etc.) be managed


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