Every business continuity planner has to consider the fact that a natural or everyday disaster might force company employees to relocate.
If you want to keep your recovery local, planning to have a third-party vendor deliver a mobile workspace to your desired location could be a viable option.
Here are some mobile recovery tips to consider before signing a contract with a disaster recovery vendor.
1. Plan for Total Destruction
After a disaster, you and your employees may be unable to access your office building and all the critical equipment inside.
Make sure you've planned to have not only a mobile workspace delivered to your desired location, but also the office technology your employees need to continue their daily operations.
2. Consider Your Employees
When choosing the location of your mobile workspace, consider the work-related and personal needs of your employees. Do they have access to restrooms, transportation, critical data, etc.? Do they need to take time off to attend to their own personal recoveries? How many and which employees can you spare?
3. Reroute the Phone Lines
A disaster will more likely catch your employees off guard. Plan to immediately reroute the phone lines to a backup call center or to employee cellphones to prevent a communication gap with your prospects and customers.
4. Secure Your Site
Once your mobile unit and backup equipment arrive, plan to have some type of site security in place to prevent theft of expensive equipment. Security measures could include fences, security cameras or guards.
5. Test Your Disaster Recovery Plan
By taking these precautions before your business experiences a disaster, you can lessen the impact of a disaster on both your business and your employees.