Analysis of answers
Does the Organisation have a written business continuity plan?
Where is the company’s BCP kept and who can access this document?
It is kept on SharePoint, and all office staff can assess it
employers and employees need to be familiar with the content of the plan and their role in the response and recovery.
Are there any exclusions to your BCP such as personnel, natural
disasters, and why?
Yes, not enough farm staff in the plan only office staff
Does the DRP form part of the BCP or is it a separate plan altogether?
Do business continuity and disaster recovery readiness have the support of top management in your organization? Moreover, if not why?
Getting senior management
involved and keeping them
committed is always important.
What happens if key personnel are not available during a disaster
There is an agreement with
third party suppliers for support in the event of a disaster.
For a plan to
succeed, there must be
multiple agency cooperation
How frequently is the BCP reviewed and updated?
Annually at least after our 2014 bird flu disastrous event that killed almost all our chickens and turkey
Keep the plan current –
Update the plan as
applications get updated
Are back-ups done faithfully and does it include every server and hard
All important business servers are backed up daily.
How often do you perform a BCP test?
Every six months.
A user test is done once a year to ensure that all applications restored are fully operational.
Test the business recovery
process and evaluate test