A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a huge priority now. Wait, what is a Business Continuity Plan? What does one look like to detailers and auto businesses? Read on to find out more!

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) outlines processes to help you identify and prepare against potential threats to your business. The plan ensures that your business is protected and can recover quickly in the event of a disaster.

Why have a BCP?

In this case, where COVID-19 is involved, a BCP will help you to:
  1. Protect your employees
  2. Minimize the risk of your workshop spreading the disease
  3. Ensure that plans are in place in case any of your employees are quarantined or infected
  4. Ensure alternative arrangements with your customers, suppliers, and any other relevant parties so that your business can continue to operate

A BCP for Detailers and Auto Businesses

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) should include the following:
  1. Human resource, Customer, and Supplier Management
  2. Processes and Business Functions
  3. Internal and External Communications
Bonus: We’ve included a checklist that can be printed out for immediate use!

1. Human resource, Customer, and Supplier Management

  • Establish a plan for the continuity of leadership/work by ensuring that employees, in the event of their inability to come to work, are aware of whom to report to or who can take over their tasks.
  • Develop and enforce a Work From Home policy as part of planning for working arrangements.
  • Evaluate HR policies, including sick leave and travel, to ensure they align with the current situation.
  • Implement health and travel declarations, requiring employees returning from overseas to undergo self-quarantine.
  • Actively review health insurance policies to ensure comprehensive coverage for all employees.

2. Processes and Business functions

  • Education – educate employees on maintaining good personal hygiene and infection control.
  • Workplace training and supply of surface sanitizers, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and masks.
  • Health screening – scan temperatures of employees/visitors during entry & exit.
  • Monitor government COVID-19 updates and inform staff.
  • Cleaning & disinfecting – prepare the workplace for possible disinfection if it’s exposed to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

3. Internal and external communications

  • Communication – prepare a communication plan if your store is involved in a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Roles & responsibilities – ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Set up communication channels – have easily accessible communication channels for all employees to ask & report to.

IGL Coatings Business Continuity Plan Guide 2020

Establishing a BCP demands time, and the effective execution of the plan relies on the cooperation of everyone involved. Here’s a concise cheat sheet to guide your detailing business: IGL Coatings Business Continuity Plan BCP Guide for Detailers & Auto Business

About IGL Coatings 

Established in 2015, IGL Coatings quickly gained traction to become one of the most trusted names in the automotive detailing industry worldwide. From Malaysia, IGL’s reach and worldwide success can be attributed to its commitment and dedication towards innovation, sustainability, customer satisfaction and technology. IGL Coatings is a global market leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative surface protection solutions. With a strong commitment to research and development. IGL Coatings creates industry-leading coatings that deliver exceptional durability, enhanced aesthetics, and environmental sustainability. Trusted by professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. IGL Coatings is dedicated to revolutionizing the automotive, marine, and industrial sectors with cutting-edge technologies and unparalleled customer support. For more information about IGL Coatings and their range of automotive and marine products, please visit www.iglcoatings.com.




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