Benchmark Business Group

Emergency Business Interruption Checklist

September 17, 2013

Off-site Computer Backup

  • Full off-site back up of computer
  • Quick access to needed information such as:
    • Copies of your calendar
    • Contact information for employees, vendors, and customers
    • Insurance information
    • Bank account numbers

No Electricity -  

  • Your Calendar for the next two weeks
  • A list of contact information for:
    • Employees (also obtain their personal emails if possible)
    • Customers (you’re top level clients and any that you are schedule to meet within the next two weeks)
    • Vendors
  • Insurance Agent contact information
  • Any pending orders
  • Delivery schedules and tracking numbers
  • List for all employees of any accountabilities they have to clients including who and what has been promised

Business Interruption Messages

  • Change Voicemail
  • Set Out of Office email
  • Send a Before Storm what to expect message
  • Send updates as possible
  • Send an After Storm what to expect message

 Emergency Communication Groups –

  • Set up a groups for customers, vendors, employees
  • Get employees personal emails and phone numbers

This checklist originally appeared in Hurricane Sandy: Preparing for the Best Outcome.  For more detailed information please see that article.

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