Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan

Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan

As businesses navigate through unpredictable challenges, having a strategic blueprint for alternate work site relocation is indispensable. The question at hand is: Does your business possess a comprehensive global plan summarizing the essential steps to relocate your business units from your primary location to an alternate work site efficiently?

While individual business unit recovery plans detail the transition process to alternate sites, it’s crucial for the Business Continuity Planning (BCP) office to oversee a master plan that encapsulates the entirety of this migration.

Sample Table of Contents for an Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan:
Activate the Alternate Site: Detailed procedures to ready alternate sites for the accommodation of various business units.

Resume Operations: Comprehensive steps to seamlessly resume operations at the alternate locations, including arrangements for room, technology setup, ensuring physical security, and more.

Return to Normal: Guidance to maintain operational normalcy during recovery, ensuring minimal disruption and steady progress towards full recovery.

Return Home: High-level strategic steps planned for a smooth transition of business units back to their primary locations, ensuring order and efficiency.

Alternate Site Contact List
Alternate Site Seating Arrangement by Criticality
Fact Sheet and Map of the Alternate Site

This strategic document equips the BCP office with a practical and highly manageable blueprint, key to orchestrating the successful relocation of multiple business units to one or several alternate locations. Moreover, formalizing agreements with alternate sites is essential for every business unit. These contracts should explicitly outline the provisions available during a disaster and guarantee the availability of the required space, ensuring readiness and eliminating potential for oversubscription at critical times.

Adopting such a plan not only prepares your business for unforeseen disruptions but also secures a smooth transition back to normal operations, safeguarding your business’s continuity and resilience in the face of adversity.

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.

2 thoughts on “Alternate Work Site Relocation Plan

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