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Business Continuity Plan - Anticipate

Developing a Business Continuity Plan

Identify Potential Threats (Green indicates the Top Five Threats)

  • Fire
  • Labour interruption
  • Communication breakdown
  • Pandemic influenza
  • Communicable disease outbreak
  • Supply chain interruption
  • Natural/manmade disasters
  • Transportation accident - Rail
  • Essential services failure (power, water, sewer, telecom)
  • Water contamination
  • Flooding/Drought/Water shortage
  • Severe weather conditions (extreme heat, extreme cold, freezing rain and severe storms)
  • Technology collapse
  • Terrorism/Sabotage/Cyberterrorism
  • Bioterrorism
  • Your worst nightmare

A risk assessment done for the City of Brampton identified communicable disease outbreaks as having the highest potential impact and probability of occurrence of any of the potential threats listed above. Probability examined history, likelihood, internal risk elements, and external influences. Impact examined magnitude, vulnerability, maximum threat, and mitigation.


Complete a Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Determine the probability and impact of potential events to your workplace by completing a risk assessment tool -
See Appendix A (PDF 115 KB) and
Appendix B (PDF 115 KB).

Key Steps in Risk Assessment:

  1. List potential threats to your workplace.
  2. PROBABILITY
    For each potential threat determine the level of possibility of an event happening in your geographical location. Select a rating from the scale:
    Low
    1
    High
    5

  3. List likely outcomes or effects on your business.
  4. IMPACT
    Determine the effect of a potential threat on your workplace including property, business outputs, customer implications and profits. Select a rating from the scale:
    Low
    1
    High
    5

  5. Total across columns to establish the risk assessment ranking.

Prioritize your Business Functions

Determine the priorities within your workplace by completing a second risk assessment tool -
See Appendix C (PDF 103 KB) and
Appendix D (PDF 103 KB).

  1. PRIORITIES
    Identify essential services/business functions.
  2. Enter the timeframe required to complete the service (i.e. 4 hours, 12 hours, daily, weekly, etc.).
  3. Rate all processes according to their priority in descending order:
    CRITICAL        
      ESSENTIAL
      NECESSARY
      REQUIRED
      DESIRED

Complete an Analysis of Services/Business Processes

Begin with critical services/business functions and work through to desirable ones -
See Appendix E (PDF 106 KB) and
Appendix F (PDF 88 KB).

For each service/business function complete the following:

  • Identify inputs, activities and outputs
  • List current people involved, processes in place, and facility and technology requirements
  • Place a star beside any input items required from other suppliers
PEOPLE PROCESSES
FACILITIES TECHNOLOGY


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