Preparing for emergencies

Business planning

Businesses should develop a business continuity plan that:

  • identifies potential risks,
  • outlines procedures for business interruption and
  • ensures the safety of employees and customers.

This plan should include details on

  • backup power
  • data protection
  • relocation of key services and
  • communication strategies.

Business Continuity is the way a business will ensure critical services to the business can continue during emergencies or identifying what will not be able to continue and getting the timings understood on how long those services will be affected.

Having a plan in place takes the uncertainty out of emergencies and helps businesses focus on recovering critical services first to lessen the impact on the whole business.