business preparedness

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic.

 

Ready.gov - Preparedness Planning for Your Business

 

Small Business Administration - Disaster Planning

 

Flu.gov - Business Planning for Seasonal and Pandemic Flu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential.

 

Elements of a Viable COOP Plan:
 

  • Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

  • Essential functions

  • Delegation of Authority

  • Orders of Succession

  • Alternate facilities

  • Communication

  • Vital Records and   Databases

  • Insurance

 

COOP Planning Resources:

 

Ready.gov - Business Continuity Plan

 

FEMA - Continuity of Operations

 

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety - Open for Business Online Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning
Business Emergency Planning

The business continuity planning lifecycle includes many valuable steps to ensure the least interruption and loss during emergencies or disasters.