A written procedure setting out the measures to be taken to minimise the risks and effects of disasters such as fire, flood or earthquake etc, and to recover, save and secure the vital records should such a disaster occur. Source: Ellis, p. 467.
A document setting out procedures to be followed by an organisation to prevent or minimise the risk of a disaster occurring, and to describe actions to be taken should a disaster occur. Such a plan should include provisions for the prevention of a disaster, salvage procedures in case a disaster should occur, and replacement/restoration measures to be taken. More correctly should be called a disaster preparedness plan.