Firstly, appoint roles to individuals from across the organisation into a business continuity team and assign a co-ordinator. Remember to include at least one deputy for each role to ensure there is cover should a member of the team not be available.
Make it clear what each member of the team is responsible for and the actions they will be expected to take.
Prepare checklists that include clear, direct instructions for the crucial first hour after an incident. Have a checklist for each of the risk areas identified earlier in the process and ask ‘what if’ questions so that you can plan for the worst case scenario.