Preparing your business for natural disasters

The Tasmanian Climate Change Office has recently developed a suite of resources to help businesses plan for natural disasters through the Disaster Planning and Recovery for Tasmanian Business Project. 

The resources are a useful tool for small businesses to assist in undertaking the planning for what impacts a natural disaster may have (also referred to as business continuity).

The experiences of the small business community (both directly and indirectly impacted) in Queensland hit by the series of floods and cyclone disasters in December 2010 showed that pre-planning did assist their short and long term recovery.  A survey of businesses cited reasons for preventing a return to business as normal included impacted customers, poor consumer confidence, lowe demand and losss of customers, building and insurance delays and lack of available finance.

The tools to assist you in preparing for natural disasters are available here

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