A disaster recovery plan is very important for any business, especially in California where the threat of earthquake looms. As a business owner, your California business insurance agent may be able to offer direction in formulating a disaster recovery plan for your business. Such a plan can work in conjunction with your insurance to help the business re-open after a disaster.
It is vital to keep copies of computer and written records for your business. Computer software is available for this purpose, and the duplicate records may be accessed from any location. Identify the activities and resources critical to your business, and make arrangements for activities to continue at another location while your building is undergoing repairs.
Organize an emergency response plan, and train your employees to execute it if necessary. Performing occasional drills may help keep employees prepared for the worst. Back up sources of power, and methods of communication would be needed in the event of a disaster, as well as an emergency first aid kit with water bottles and power bars.
Companies cannot exist without customers. It is crucial that you have a way to notify your clients of your temporary location and contact information. Compile a list of numbers you would need to call right away starting with emergency agencies, employees, officers and directors, suppliers, contractors, financial institutions, and your California business insurance agent.