Emergency Preparedness for Saanich Businesses

According to Emergency Management and Public Safety Institute, up to 86% of small and medium businesses fail within three years of a major emergency if no preparedness plan is in place.

Do you have a business continuity plan on how you would carry on during or after a major incident?

Small businesses are especially vulnerable. If your site is inaccessible, you don’t have multiple locations to act as backup sites. You need to be ready to protect your employees, assets and operations.

Knowing what to do when a disaster strikes helps. You will be able to better control the situation, stay safe and recover quicker. Your customers and employees are also relying on you.

Business Continuity Plan

You know your business, employees and customers better than anyone else. Create a customized plan that addresses those specific needs. 

With a few simple steps, you can prepare your business to continue operations and recover quicker after a disaster.

  • Educate your employees on the importance of personal preparedness
  • Assess the risks to your business
  • Plan for continuity
  • Train your employees to respond
  • Make copies and safely store important documents and records
  • Plan for loss of utilities
  • Develop an emergency communications plan for your customers and employees
  • Review and update your insurance policy