Continuity Planning is a hot topic in the business community and it doesn't involve a lot of time or money. It requires you to think about what you will need to re-open your business quickly, should an emergency force you to shut down operations. It helps you identify alternative resources or delivery methods should a key supplier face a disastrous event. Crisis planning encompasses more than just making contingencies for an alternate office or production space after a fire, hurricane or other natural disaster. During bad flu seasons, businesses may be hit with high absenteeism rates. The effect to business operations is different in this case than with other disasters because it affects staff rather than the facility, meaning that companies need temporary flexible workplace plans in an effort to protect their employees.
There is no better time to protect your assets. Statistics show that planning for an emergency event today can help keep your company viable tomorrow. We have the resources to assist you in thoughtful continuity of operations planning:
Resilience. The ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies. Business In the capital City of Providence it is important that businesses prepare for emergencies. Loss of business due to a local disaster affects economies well outside the City's political boundaries. While many Providence small business owners look to the City for planning and preparedness help, Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) would like to offer free resources to assist businesses of all sizes prepare for and recover from emergencies thereby becoming more resilient.
To learn more follow this link: www.providenceri.com/PEMA/pema-for-businesses
Our City, State and Nation's critical infrastructures are composed of public and private institutions in the sectors of agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, government, defense industrial base, information and telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemicals and hazardous materials, and postal and shipping. Cyberspace is their nervous system--the control system of our country. The first step in protecting yourself is to recognize the risks and become familiar with some of the terminology associated with them.
To learn more follow this link: www.providenceri.com/PEMA/cyber-security
The Emergency Management mission in Providence cannot be done without solid public-private partnerships with our "Whole Community" partners. We are proud to have many great relationships across the City and the State. Interested in becoming a partner?
To learn more follow this link: www.providenceri.com/PEMA/our-partners
The Business Continuity and Resilience Project is designed to help Providence metropolitan small businesses prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today's world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes and tornadoes as well as human-caused hazards like accidents and acts of terrorism. This project is specifically designed for small businesses (10-100 employees) that need assistance developing a new business continuity plan or needs help in completing an existing plan.
To learn more follow this link: www.providenceri.com/PEMA/business-resilience
A non-profit organization, formed in 1991, providing business continuity and crisis management information and professional assistance. NEDRIX professionals offer access to real time governmental agencies information during a crisis or event. NEDRIX has the ability to coordinate bi-directional communications, bringing the latest incident assessment to our members and providing any business impact back to the governmental agencies. Membership, along with access to their diverse resources on best practices, exercising and training (with the overall goal of strengthening community resiliency), is free.
To learn more follow this link: www.nedrix.com
Helpful home and business hints for preparing for a hurricane and controlling workers' compensation risks in disaster recovery efforts. Insurance agents and brokers can play a big part in helping smaller businesses get up to speed in crisis event planning. Some insurers give discounts for recovery plans. Have you consulted with yours?
To learn more follow this link: www.beaconmutual.com