24 October 2013: Client Disaster Recovery Test (Tsunami Awareness and Simulation Exercise at DR site Candos)
A group of 35 staff members (clients) participated in a BCM Exercise on 24 October 2013 at the Disaster Recovery site at Candos. The scenario was based on a Tsunami Simulation Exercise during working hours on issue of a Tsunami Bulletin (Information, Tsunami Watch, Tsunami Warning, Tsunami Termination) by Mauritius Meteorological Services.
The objective of the exercise was to evaluate the effectiveness of respective departments recovery capabilities for Mission Critical Activities in terms of Business Continuity Plans (BCP).
The test which lasted the whole day went on smoothly, whereby the staff carried on with their routine tasks with occasional support from the technical teams from both sides. Also, any shortcomings or loopholes were identified and noted by the Business Continuity Coordinator to be addressed for remedial actions towards continued preparedness in situations of real crisis, which remains the main function of a Business Continuity Test.
Overall feedback from the customer following the simulation exercise has been very positive as it has met its company objectives to test its capability to respond to a major incident causing denial of access to its premises while continuing to provide critical services to its customers . The continued support and dedication of CMU’s staff during this exercise have also been highlighted by the client, which speaks volumes about our commitment towards our customers and the services we provide.