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Emergency management & recovery plan guide business.gov.au Updated: January 2014 New! Create your emergency management & recovery on your tablet by downloading our free MyBizShield tablet app. Visit now!
business.gov.au Emergency management & recovery plan guide Contents Emergency management & recovery planning ................................................. 3 Regular review ............................................................................................... 3 Template overview ......................................................................................... 4 Title Page ................................................................................................................... 4 The Continuity Plan .................................................................................................... 6 The Emergency Action Plan ..................................................................................... 17 The Finances ............................................................................................................ 25 Supporting documentation ...................................................................................... 29 Glossary ...................................................................................................... 30 This guide has been developed by business.gov.au, the Australian Government's principal business resource, located within the Department of Industry. Copies of the latest version of the Emergency management & recovery plan template and guide can be downloaded from . If you need further information, assistance or referral about a business issue, please contact business.gov.au on 13 28 46. Page 3
business.gov.au Emergency management & recovery plan guide Emergency management & recovery planning In Australia, the reality of natural disasters such as flood, fire and even earthquakes can strike without warning. Your business is critical to your financial wellbeing and could also be a necessary service to your community, so naturally you want to protect what you can. Emergency management planning is more than just planning for natural disasters, it’s a way to operate your business. A business should know its strengths and weaknesses and put strategies in place to adapt to any likely scenario. For example, a business may be affected by flood, with damage to information systems and most of its assets. Regardless of the damage, the impact of this disaster on business operations would be similar to that of a robbery and the same systems and assets were lost. Planning for the impact of an emergency rather than the emergency itself will give your business a greater chance of survival. Emergency management planning can help you identify risks to your business, critical areas of your business and how to best protect them. It also covers continuity and recovery planning to help your business prepare for and survive any emergency situation. Regular review As time passes your circumstances may change and having your Emergency management & recovery plan up to date will ensure you are always ready in the event of an emergency. What to do... Visit our Emergency management & recovery topic for detailed advice, links and resources. Download our: Prepare your business checklist Take action checklist Business recovery checklist Download our Emergency management & recovery plan template (DOCX 119KB) . Contact your nearest Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) for free advice and support. Contact a business adviser, accountant or solicitor for advice.

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