Business Continuity Exercising
Business Continuity Plans can be progressively tested to confirm that maximum benefit is derived. The Methodology consists of the following phases:
Phase 1: Plan Audit
BELFOR will comment on the overall effectiveness of the plans and may suggest adjustments are made to the plans before any further test phases are commenced.
Phase 2: Plan Walk-Through
This Phase will increase the awareness of all participants as to their role. Test Modules will be used to ensure a constant and structured approach.
Phase 3: Scenario Workshop
A Test Scenario is compiled based upon realistic circumstances. The participants will be asked to invoke the plans and to perform their individual roles in order to recover from the predicament
Phase 4: Physical Test
As a result of the Scenario Workshop, the Physical Test will involve the actual attendees at the recovery site, in order that the facilities available there are both those which are expected and are in order.
Phase 5: Live Simulation Test
As a result of the preceding phases, a live Simulation Test is the ultimate proof of the effectiveness of the plans. The Live Simulation Test should only be attempted when a high degree of confidence has been generated by the successful completion of the previous phases.