Preparedness

BUSINESSES ARE LIKE DOMINOS. DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN BEFORE THEY START TO FALL.

BUSINESSES ARE LIKE DOMINOS. DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN BEFORE THEY START TO FALL.

Businesses are like a standing line of dominos. People, facilities, and technology all interacting to produce the goods and services for your customers. At any point though, an emergency can interrupt that flow and set a chain reaction similar to that of dominos falling. Check this article for tips to ensure all your dominos are still standing following an emergency. 

DEBUNKING EARTHQUAKE MYTHS

DEBUNKING EARTHQUAKE MYTHS

Understanding how to protect yourself in an earthquake is crucial. Here we explore three common myths about earthquakes, to help you be better prepared when the ground starts to shake. Additionally, you may be surprised to find some previously common advice has now been reformed. 

CSA Z1600: FEEDBACK REQUIRED FOR CANADA'S EMERGENCY AND CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT STANDARD

CSA Z1600: FEEDBACK REQUIRED FOR CANADA'S EMERGENCY AND CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT STANDARD

As evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfire return to their homes and community recovery continues, we are visibly reminded of the importance of planning for emergencies. In British Columbia, as part of the province’s efforts in preparing for an impending earthquake, Exercise Coastal Response, Western Canada’s largest earthquake and tsunami response exercise, was held last week from June 7 to 10, 2016. To organize and execute response, recovery and verification events, it is important to obtain guidance from a standard that presents best practice in emergency and business continuity management. One such standard is CSA Z1600 Emergency and continuity management program.

TOP 10 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR OFFICE'S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

TOP 10 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR OFFICE'S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

To ensure that your response and recovery plans can be implemented effectively, it is essential to equip your employees with easy access to supplies — the best way to do this is by providing workplace emergency preparedness kits. Emergency preparedness kits don’t just include first aid kits; they are comprised of other vital supplies to aid in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. 

LEGISLATION IMPROVEMENTS: YOUR FEEDBACK WELCOME!

LEGISLATION IMPROVEMENTS: YOUR  FEEDBACK WELCOME!

British Columbia Emergency Program Act Under Review — Why You Need to Participate

In January 2016, the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, launched a consultation initiative to revise the BC Emergency Program Act.  With catastrophes on the rise, there’s no better time than now, to offer your recommendations for improving the legislation.