Disaster Recovery Audit
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
- 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
- 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
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