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We all know that emergencies can happen – fires, floods, earthquakes – but how many of us are truly prepared to deal with the immediate and long-term effects of these events?
Emergency preparedness requires you to be proactive. Planning for different scenarios and making decisions now will put you a step ahead should disaster occur.
What are the five things you need to do?
Document essential procedures and reference lists:
Without planning and practice, simply having a plan down on paper could lead to a false expectation that you, your family and staff are safe.
Use the CFIB checklist and the simple step-by-step form from our Savings partner Northbridge Insurance, to help predict how an interruption to your core operations would affect your business.
Business Continuity Plan
Answering the questions above will help you prepare your business continuity plan – a document that identifies hazards, ways to minimize risk, and ensures the minimum of disruption to your business during an emergency. The business continuity plan should help establish the resources and information needed to deal successfully with an emergency.
Other things to consider:
Your provincial/territorial government may offer similar opportunities for relief from penalties for being late with taxes due to dealing with a disaster.
We can’t understate the importance of planning to deal with emergencies. It’s really a type of insurance – you hope you’ll never need to use it, but you’ll be grateful you have it should disaster strike. Keep your business and employees healthy, and plan ahead using the resources we’ve provided – protecting your business just makes sense.