Emergency preparedness are hinged on solid leadership from businesses. Preparing the workforce, building safe facilities, investing in supplier relationships, and community connections are essential for business community resilience.
Leadership means connecting with the right resources and taking action to help communities mitigate hazards and recover swiftly. The leadership path emphasizes:
Connecting: Initiate by linking within the community and industry, fostering trust and efficiency in preparedness.
Integrating: Planning, training, and exercises are vital for understanding challenges and fostering community resilience.
Coordinating: Collaborative problem-solving during disruptions and crises benefits the entire community, with businesses identifying emergency capabilities.
Collaborating: Influence the community through mitigation, recovery, and resilience strategies.
Committing: Grow in leadership by encouraging others to connect and act.
Information sharing is pivotal. Decisions made before, during, and after disruptions benefit from clarity through shared information based on trust.
Business emergency preparedness pillars include:
Employee Preparedness: Equip employees for potential threats.
Risk Mitigation: Evaluate and reduce physical, cyber, and operational risks.
Supply Chain Security: Collaborate with suppliers for preparedness and continuity.
Community Engagement: Engage with community leaders for pre-incident preparedness.
This roadmap prepared by Ready.Gov aims to enhance emergency preparedness, benefiting businesses and their communities.
Here’s a quick video from Ready.Gov showing you with tips about how business continuity planning will help protect your surroundings following a power outage or a natural disaster.