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10 Minute Continuity Test

Start your journey to business continuity

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      Question Yes No N/A Don't Know
      General Assessment
      Has the idea of Business Continuity Management (BCM) been approved by the owner/partners/board? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Is the plan documented clearly and easily accessible? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you exercised your plan within the last 12 months? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a policy for how and when to activate your plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you regularly review and update your plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are your staff trained in activating and operating your plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Is there someone in your organisation who will have responsibility for looking after BCM? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you made a list of all key contacts’ telephone numbers? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you prepared an emergency pack? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Building Facilities
      Do you have primary and secondary evacuation assembly points? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a floor plan to your building? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have access to your building at all times? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have emergency evacuation procedures for your building? i.e. fire, flood, bomb Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are the emergency exits clearly marked? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you regularly practice emergency drills? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have fire safety procedures in place? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have access to an alternative workspace to use in an emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you familiarised yourself and your staff with the location of the mains switches and valves (i.e. for electricity, gas, water)? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you regularly check all plumbing is in working order? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you regularly check that any heating and air conditioning is working? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Personnel
      Do your staff know where to get advice/information/guidance in an emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Does your staff know who is in charge in the time of emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Has your staff been given specific roles to do in the event of an emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you thought about dealing with issues – relocation arrangements, etc. Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have members of staff with first aid training? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are all staff trained in evacuation? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have arrangements to cover staff with critical and unique skills? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you check references fully? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have an up to date job description and hierarchy chart for your company? (include temporary and contract workers) Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have staff personal information on file e.g. staff contact details? (include temporary and contract workers) Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are up to date and accessible copies of this information stored off-site? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Does your staff know what to do in an emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Physical Security
      Do you have arrangements to cover staff with critical and unique skills? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a security policy? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have an appropriate and regularly maintained security system? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you give any advice or training on security to relevant staff? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are contractors checked fully (i.e. company as well as each individual)? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      If you have them, do you regularly check external fences and doors? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you carry out end of day inspections? e.g. to check everybody has left Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you carry out end of day inspections? e.g. to check everybody has left Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Paper and Electronic Documents
      Do you regularly copy/backup your information? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are your critical documents adequately protected? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have copies of your critical records at a separate location? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Company Equipment
      Have you identified your key equipment? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have contingency plans in place to cater for the loss/failure of key equipment? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you regularly update an inventory of your company equipment? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have controls over the movements of your company equipment? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      IT
      Have you identified the critical IT systems for your business? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are the relevant staff aware of the IT disaster recovery plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you know how long it would take to recover IT functions? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are documented IT security policies and procedures in place? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Are all staff aware of IT security policies and procedures? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have vital computer information stored off-site? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a documented and tested IT disaster recovery plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Suppliers
      Have you identified who your key suppliers are? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do your key suppliers have a business continuity plan? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Have you identified alternative sources for key supplies? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have the up to date contact details for all your suppliers? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Customers
      If relevant, do you have up to date contact details for your key customers? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a mechanism for communicating with your customers during an emergency? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Location
      Have you identified and considered the risks from your surrounding area and businesses? E.g. flood risk, COMAH sites etc. Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Insurance
      Do you have sufficient insurance to pay for disruption to business, cost of repairs, hiring temporary employees, leasing temporary accommodation and equipment? Yes No N/A Don't Know
      Do you have a copy of the insurance company’s details and policy held on and off-site? Yes No N/A Don't Know

      If your score is less than 80%, then more than 20% of your answers are No or Don't Know, therefore your business is unlikely to survive a critical event.

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