...and federal codes that may affect the repair process
• Develop cost estimates and scopes
• Document activities when performing the repair (clear, descriptive date- stamped photos; narrative regarding the specific repair, labor, material and equipment records)
• Write descriptions of damages and justify repair solutions
• Justify that the existing damage is directly attributed to the disaster
• Manage contractors and consultants
• Provide project status reports as requested
After a team is developed, the next step is to understand what is “at risk,” and to determine methods to minimize that risk.
1. The first step in this four-part process is to determine what your risk exposure is. What would threaten the survivability of your organization if a disaster occurred? In essence, you should attempt to quantify a loss before it happens by determining insurable values on your assets including buildings, inventory, stock and income. Once a value is determined it must then be measured against other factors such as seasonal influence, and the type and projected frequency of an event.
2. Next is the development of loss control measures and mitigation strategies to reduce the frequency and severity of losses. This can range from preventative maintenance on essential equipment to off-site back up of vital information.
3. Once exposures are determined, organizations need to develop methods to transfer the risk...