Your staff is a vital resource in your business. Their skill and knowledge is critical to your organization’s success. In a disaster, some employees may not be able to come to work. It is important to know ahead of time what tasks must be completed in order for your business to continue in a disaster.

If you created a list of vital business functions in Month 2 (Essential Business Functions), use it now to identify the staff members that you need to complete those functions. They are your key personnel.

A list of essential employees (key personnel) should be included in your emergency plan. Have up to date contact information for them, including alternate phone numbers if possible.

Identify someone else within your organization that may be able to perform their essential job functions if they are unavailable in a time of an emergency.