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Disaster Preparedness: Business Disaster Plan

Business Disaster Plan

 

Is YOUR Business Prepared?

A disaster preparedness plan for your business is just as important as having a disaster preparedness plan in place for your home and family.

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Business Risk Assessment

There are lots of different types of disasters and hazards that can occur. In your risk assessment, you need to identify the potential hazards and what could possibly happen if the said hazard did occur to your business.

For example, if you live in Southern California, what would you do if an earthquake damaged your car dealership? If you live in Tulsa, what would you do if a tornado ripped apart your restaurant? You shouldn’t be afraid or paranoid but you need to be prepared.

Below is a list of disaster possibilities that you should consider regarding your business.

Disaster Preparedness Plan: Hazards

  • Fires
  • Natural Hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes)
  • Explosions
  • Workplace Violence
  • Mechanical Breakdowns
  • Supplier Failures
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Spillage of Hazardous Materials
  • Flooding

Disaster Preparedness Plan: Assets at Risk

  • Employees and other people at your place of business
  • Property (critical structure and safety)
  • Systems and equipment
  • Supply chain interruptions
  • Reputation of business and confidence
  • Business operations
  • Impact on the environment

Disaster Preparedness Plan: Impact

  • Potential casualties
  • Damage to property
  • Loss of customers
  • Interruption to business
  • Environmental contamination
  • Fines and penalties
  • Lawsuits
  • Loss of confidence in your business organization

There are many types of disaster which can impact on your business physically, emotionally, and financially. Without a great disaster preparedness plan, there’s a very real chance that your business might not survive a disaster at all!

 

 


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