Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan

Do you have a high-level global plan that summarizes the requirements to relocate your business units from your primary site to the alternate work site?

Even though your business unit recovery plan outlines how each unit will move to its alternate site, the BCP office should have a global plan summarizing the migration the alternate site.

Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan Sample Table of Contents:

  • Activate the Alternate Site-The steps to activate the specific alternate sites and prepare them for incoming business units.
  • Resume Operations-The steps to globally reestablish operations at the alternate sites including room setup, technology setup, physical security, etc.
  • Return to Normal-The steps to ensure operations are as normal as they can be during the recovery efforts.
  • Return Home-The high level steps to return the business units to their primary site in an organized, logical fashion.
  • Appendices
    • Alternate Site Contact List
    • Alternate Site Seating Matrix by Criticality
    • Alternate Site Travel Arrangements
    • Alternate Site Fact Sheet and Map

This plan gives the BCP office a manageable document that will ensure the successful relocation of multiple business units to one or more alternate sites.  Additionally, each business unit should have a contract with its alternate site so that there is a clear expectation as to what will be provided at time of disaster as well as ensuring that the site will not be oversold and not have room when the time comes.

About MHA:  MHA Consulting, with its decade-long track record, is a proven leader in business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, IT best practices, and data center moves and relocations.  Everyday, MHA helps protect trillions of dollars of global-market assets and top companies around the world rely on MHA services for the continuity of their business.  For more information on how to attend the online session, contact Michael Herrera at [email protected]

Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.

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