You can be affected by a disaster anywhere, and at any time. It is important you are prepared to look after yourself and loved ones for 72 hours following an emergency. Here is what you need to know to get yourself prepared.
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.
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.
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.
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.