Emergency Preparedness for Business
Emergency preparedness for business
Do 1 Thing has developed a 12 month program to help you get your business ready by taking a small step each month. Unlike our usual program, it is important that businesses start at month one, and go in order as each month builds on the last month. We highly encourage businesses to take advantage of this program that we have spent a long time on.
Download the 12 Month Preparedness Plan pdf.
Step 1 Risk Assessment
Understand how an emergency or disaster could affect your business and identify potential risks
Step 2 Essential Business Functions
Determine what keeps your business running and take steps to ensure you can continue in an emergency or disaster
Step 3 Facilities
Take steps before, during, and after a disaster to keep your business running, even if you and your employees can’t get to your normal worksite
Step 4 Insurance
Make sure you have insurance that will enable you to get back into business after a disaster
Step 5 Vital Resources
Make sure that vital resources are available, even when you can’t get back to your site
Step 6 Key Personnel
Identify your key personnel and make sure that at least one other person could step in and do their job in the event that they are not able to make it in
Step 7 Communication
Develop strategies to communicate employees, suppliers, and customers during an emergency
Step 8 Community
understand and be prepared to manage the effects of an incident on your customers, suppliers, and outside operations in a disaster
Step 9 Personal Preparedness
Increase the resiliency of your business by encouraging personal preparedness for your employees their families.
Step 10 Emergency Plans
Create emergency and continuity plans that will guide your employees and your business through disaster.
Step 11 Exercise
Make sure employees understand their role in a disaster and are equipped to respond safely and appropriately
Step 12 Recovery
create a plan that will help you make sound decisions about the future of your business after a disaster.