Is it too late to prepare a business continuity emergency plan for the festive season?

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When you go on a road trip, if you’ve forgotten to include an emergency first-aid kit, it’s too late if you have an accident. You’ll have to make another plan.

When you go on a ski boat if you don’t include lifejackets and flares, you won’t be able to find them out at sea. It’s too late.

That’s the problem with many people and businesses. They forget about planning. Others think they’ll wing it and everything will be alright. Well, good luck to them.

Some business people who don’t deem business continuity to be important won’t even know whether they have a business continuity plan or where it is located. Trying to work out what to do during a disruptive incident is madness. How can you plan your next step when you don’t know what it is?

What should you have put in your pre-holiday period business continuity plan? These are the things that should be thought out beforehand when you have a cool and calm head and can analyse what you should do in your business in the event of a disruptive incident. Your planning would give you a good idea of what you should have in place should things go awry in your business.

If you have done simply nothing, then you’ll just have to take your chances and hope for the best. It probably is too late to do anything now.

The best course to take before pre-festive season holidays is to set aside time with your team, analyse your risks and put in place a plan easily accessible to everyone and that you can evoke as soon as you become aware of a disruptive incident.

If you need assistance next year in business continuity planning for short-or medium-term breaks, let us know.

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