Date posted: 24/03/2021 3 min read

Crisis response and recovery in uncertain times

Responding to a crisis and planning recovery through Business Continuity Planning.

In Brief

  • CA ANZ’s Business Continuity Playbook provides a pathway through difficult times
  • These tools and insights can be applied to any natural disaster or major business disruption
  • Resilience is key

CA ANZ’s Business Continuity playbook, published at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, contains a wealth of insights and tools to assist members in public practice and small finance teams to navigate a crisis and plan for business continuity. Some of the key guidance and checklists are included here as a quick guide to assist you through any crisis.

Crisis response

Crisis response is the first step when faced with a natural disaster or other business disruption.

Download Crisis Response Checklist

Business continuity plan

Larger businesses, some of which are more likely to have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), will need to review their plan. Other businesses will wait until the initial crisis response phase is over before they tackle a comprehensive BCP. During a natural disaster or other major business disruption, the BCP should help businesses function as fully as possible and guide the recovery. If you or your clients don’t already have such a plan, it’s not too late to put one in place. There are various methodologies to get the important end result: a survival plan for your business, your clients’ businesses, to secure the livelihoods of employees and those who depend on them.

Download Small Business Continuity Checklist

Make a plan for recovery

This is your plan to reinstate critical activities. The recovery process includes:

  • developing strategies to recover your business activities in the quickest possible time
  • identifying resources required to recover your operations
  • documenting
  • listing those who have responsibility for each task and the expected completion date.

Download Risk and Recovery checklists 

Access the Business Continuity playbook 

This CA Catalyst business continuity playbook draws on a range of expertise to offer tips and tools to survive the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. Included in the playbook are practical checklists for you to download to use with your clients and your business.

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