chapter  14
9 Pages

Plan Maintenance Procedures

WithJim Rowan, Sharon Rowan

Planning to update the plan in general as operational changes occur is one of those good ideas that people agree to on principle. Changes to the continuity plan include team responsibility allotments. Amending checklists and relevant parts of the continuity plan weekly sounds like a lot of work. In reality, the changes would not be too hard to make if amending the plan was part of everyone’s Monday or Friday routine. The plan provides a framework for keeping confusion at a minimum and for making each stage in the plan known to everyone who needs to know about it. A department has announced a change in operations only after written changes to the plan and all checklists have been written, printed or photocopied, and distributed to all affected departments and personnel. If an alternate was promoted into a primary position, the continuity plan should reflect that fact.