Now is the time to plan for business interruption or disaster.
Just ask any business who relies on telecommunication.
The best time to strategize is when you are not in an emergency situation and instead have time to think. Emergencies and disasters are unavoidable and are happening more and more frequently in British Columbia.
Although it is impossible to predict what will happen in the future, it is possible to take steps to help reduce any negative impacts.
Here is a range of thigs that can impact your business operations short and long term.
- Snow storms
- Forest fires
- Severe heat
- Hazardous material spills
- Loss of telecommunications
- Loss of utilities
- Disruption of business network
- Damage to road and transportation networks
- Cyber attack/Loss of critical business
- Owner/critical employer loss
You can get started on protecting your business by Mitigation and Preparedness Planning
- Mitigating risk is an action which business owners undertake
before a hazard situation to reduce businesses’ vulnerabilities and
risk exposure. By mitigating the risks, when a hazard occurs, it will
have less of an impact.
- Preparedness means putting resources in place before an
emergency, so that when a hazard occurs business owners are
better equipped to deal with it. This will also lessen the impact.
Don’t create the wheel, use this workbook to get started.
Business Continuity Planning Tool: https://cfbcp.ca/