Six steps to
Being disaster resilient means effectively managing your risks.
There are very practical ways that organisations manage risks. While each organisation and the risks to be managed may be different it is useful to have a plan for disasters and emergencies. This Step highlights some of the core elements of a Disaster Plan.
When Step 4 is complete, your organisation will have written a Disaster Resilience Plan that includes all of the Six Steps to Disaster Resilience.
While each organisation and the risks to be managed will be different, it is useful to have a plan for disasters and emergencies.
In Step 3, there were four examples that demonstrated how to identify the risks to your organisation from disasters and emergencies using 'what if' thinking. In this Step, the same examples are used to explore what prevention and adaptation strategies could be put in place to mitigate against the risks identified in Step 3.
A risk register is a document that records all of your organisation's identified risks, the likelihood and consequences of a risk occurring, the actions you are taking to reduce those risks and who is responsible for managing them.
Business continuity planning refers to the activities your organisations undertakes to prepare for and manage disruptions to service delivery.
Insurance is an important risk management option that is sometimes referred to as ‘transferring’ risk. This is because it doesn’t reduce the likelihood of the risk occurring, rather, it transfers the cost of the consequence of the risk to someone else.
Recovery is the process a community goes through after an emergency and is one of the four emergency management phases discussed in Step 2.
Policies and procedures for disasters and emergencies are essential for every organisation.
When a hazard occurs, like a fire, flood or heat wave, it is essential that everyone knows exactly what to do.