Will Your Business Stay Afloat?

It’s often said that up to 40% of businesses affected by disasters never reopen. Is your business poised to recuperate in the wake of a catastrophe?

Take this quiz to assess your preparedness:

Step 1
  1. Do you have a documented prevention and response plan that you regularly review with key staff?

  2. Does your business have a designated emergency coordinator and action team with clear lines of authority and protocol?

  3. Do you have an updated employee phone and email contact list?

Step 2
  1. Has your business identified the essential employees required to maintain business operations during a disaster?

  2. Does your building management have a clear understanding of its role in securing the premise and protecting your employees?

  3. Do you understand whether you would breach contracts with customers should you not be able to provide them with services following a disaster and do you have contingency plans to provide contractual services?


Step 3
  1. Do you have an information technology plan to restore hardware, applications and data, in time to meet the needs of the business recovery?

  2. Do you know if your critical suppliers and vendors have a business continuity plan?

  3. Do you understand the rules or regulations governing your operations and have a means of remaining compliant following a disaster?

  4. Do you review your insurance policies to determine if you have adequate flood, wind and business interruption insurance?

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