A business recovery plan is a tool for resuming operations after a significant interruption or emergency. The plan is designed to help companies gradually restore critical business functions to maintain continuity of service to customers and business partners.
It is recommended that these three questions be taken into account when deciding on a reopening.
Is your company located in a community where significant protection measures are no longer required?
Will you be able to restrict unneeded staff to those from the local geographic area?
Do you have protective measures for workers at increased risk (e.g. telework, tasks that minimise contact)?
If you have answered "Yes" to all three questions, you can consider reopening and proceed with the plan to resume operations.
About the company
City, State, Postal code
Primary Point of Contact
Primary emergency contact
The following persons will participate in the planning of the resumption of business operations.
Schedule of meetings
Summary of dates and locations
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Use a list to identify the threats your company may face when it resumes operations. For each threat, decide how much it could affect your business. Use the following threat levels to estimate the impact:Negligible - limited to no business interruption or property damageMinor - an obstacle that can affect business operations withoutthat your company has a damage, it can be an event from the surrounding neighborhoodCritical - temporary business interruptions or major damage to the building, impact on the general publicCatastrophic - a disaster that affects the entire region, causing business disruption and forcing the closure of buildings This is an event of major proportions. It can include complete destruction, multiple injuries or deaths, and a regional event, which means that external resources are unavailable or limited for long periods of time.
Effects on critical company values
Evaluation of the Operating Results
Identify the most important organizational processes and assess their importance. This includes describing and estimating the likely impact of a loss or delay in that outcome and approximating the time required to recover the lost outcome.
Describe the procedure
Impact of the loss on income
Time until recovery
Prioritization of the recovery
Contacts for Economic Recovery
Type (e.g. insurance, bank, supplier)
Business Resumption Plan
Develop and implement appropriate workplace safety guidelines in relation to:
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Continuous testing, isolation and contact tracking
Disinfection of common areas and surfaces with high contact density
Restriction of business travel
Staggering the phases of return to work
Remote work/Telework possible
Special accommodation for members of the company at risk
Staggered collection times
Restrictions on the use of shared property
Daily health checks for employees
Flexible exemption policy
COVID-19 mass testing within the company
Action plan, if an employee is infected with COVID-19
If there is specific training that has been identified in a previous risk assessment as part of the mitigating measures, it can be listed here.
Maintenance and Updating of the Plan
Timetable for reporting the results of investigations
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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