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23 April, 2017
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Location

A Location is any place where any business activity is carried our or where a resource is located.

If you look on the left hand side, there are various special locations pre-defined:

Note in particular the distinction between No Location and Unknown Location. The first is used for things which do not have a meaningful or relevant location. The second is used for things which have a location, but we have not entered it yet. At the end of your analysis, the Unknown Location should not contain anything.

Typically you will start by creating a sub-location (right-click on All Locations) representing your building (if you only have a single building) or site (if you have multiple buildings). You will then add additional sub-locations if you identify threats which only apply to part of a location (e.g. only the basement area might be threatened by flooding).

Location Report Contents

Note that some sections are omitted if they are not meaningful for a particular location.

Section Description
DescriptionA short description of the location.
LocationThe location which includes this location as a sub-location.
Organization Unit ResponsibleThe part of the organization responsible for this location, and thus for controlling any direct threats to it.
Replacement CostsThe costs associated with replacing this location. To avoid double-counting, this should not include the cost of replacement of any resources at this location, but it should include the cost of replacing any sub-locations. Note that the replacement cost for a building may include demolition costs for the remains of the existing building, as well as the cost of rebuilding.
Sub-LocationsA list of any sub-locations of this location.
Activities at this Location.A list of all the activities that have been identified as taking place at this location.
Resources at this Location.A list of all the activities that have been identified as being located at this location.
Direct ThreatsA list of all the threats which have been identified as directly affecting this location.
Indirect ThreatsA list of all the threats which have been identified as affecting a location of which this forms part.
Disruption RiskA set of estimates of the probability that the location is disrupted during a single year.
Disruption Timeline (With Recovery)Assuming that an incident disrupts the location, a timeline showing the immediate and subsequent effects of the location being disrupted. This timeline assumes that all activities and resources are recovered by their recovery time objective.
NotesA section intended for additional notes on such topics as how any data was gathered and what assumptions were made.

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