Business continuity plan—BCP—priority list of functions and detailed risk assessment
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  • Business continuity plan—BCP—priority list of functions and detailed risk assessment

Business continuity plan—BCP—priority list of functions and detailed risk assessment

    1. 1

      Priority list of functions

      The key elements of the business that are needed to [deliver our services to clients/customers AND/OR trade effectively] are:

      1. 1.1

        accounts records

      1. 1.2

        paper files

      1. 1.3

        diary of key dates

      1. 1.4

        [access to the [case OR document OR management system]

      1. 1.5

        [client OR customer] contact details

      1. 1.6

        telephones

      1. 1.7

        contact details for staff

    1. 2

      Individual risk analysis

      1. 2.1

        Flood

        Effect on servicesFirst 24 hours: business could be significantly interrupted depending on the extent of the flood
        24–48 hours: limited interruption but business functioning
        Up to 1 week: anticipated to resume to full business functions
        Up to 2 weeks: as above
        Resources requiredUp to [2] members of staff
        Possible relocation
        IT system
        Telephones
        Office furniture
        Staff details
        Client details
        Diary of key dates
        Insurer's details
        Key staff[Insert names and roles, eg office manager, Head of IT]
        Additional information[Include here any other relevant information such as the location of any key documents, eg client lists or insurance documents, and perhaps further information such as emergency supplies of stationery]
      1. 2.2

        Fire

        Effect on servicesFirst 24 hours: significant interruption—unable to operate business
        24–48 hours: as above
        Up to 1 week: as

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