Evaluate alternative work space for business continuity

Paul Kirvan shares checklists that you can use to evaluate prospective office and/or operational alternative work space for short- or long-term use.

One of the key strategies in business continuity involves locating and selecting alternative space where an organization's operations can be set up until its primary offices and/or production facilities are repaired and returned to normal. However, there are many factors to consider when selecting an alternative workspace, so a checklist can come in handy to keep track of everything. 

When you analyze a prospective alternative recovery facility, it's ideal to know the characteristics of each site in detail. Our free downloadable checklist can be a good starting point when you research a site and conduct a walk-through.

This checklist identifies issues that you should consider for buildings; parking facilities; building security; telecommunications, power and cabling infrastructures; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; shipping and receiving areas; fire, life and safety provisions; and data center space.

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Alternative workspace checklist (PDF)

 

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This was first published in June 2014

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