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Making an emergency plan for your business

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Having a business continuity plan in place will minimize the impact of a disruption on business activities. By making a plan, you will have a better understanding of the risks your business could face and will be better equipped to deal with various hazards.

What is business continuity?

Download our Business Continuity Handbook for an introduction. This handbook walks you through the steps of analyzing your business, assessing the risks, developing strategies, as well as making and exercising your plan. It includes a risk matrix chart, emergency contact tables and a sample business continuity plan.

Why should I have a plan?

Not all risks are insurable. A business continuity plan will give you the best chance of staying open for business during a disruption, and will make it easier to resume normal operations afterward.

Among many other benefits, a plan will reduce the losses you might experience during a disruption. You will also improve your dealings with banks, creditors, investors and insurers by showcasing your appetite for business resilience.

How do I make one?

It’s simple - download the Business Continuity Template and fill it in using the supporting Reference Guide​. These documents will walk you through the entire process of business continuity planning.

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Business Continuity Handbook