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Business Disaster Planning in Pittsburgh

business disaster planning pittsburgh

As a business owner you have invested a large amount of resources, money and time into making your business successful. Have you properly planned and prepare for any disaster situation? Most business owners skip this process and pay dearly for it when a disaster does strike. The Institute for Business and Home Safety estimates that 25% of businesses do not reopen after a major disaster.

Protect your business by identifying the risks associated with natural and man made disasters. Once you have identified the possible disasters you need to create an action plan should one of them take place.

Make sure that your business disaster plan in Pittsburgh is easily accessible, adaptable and utilized by your entire staff.

5 Steps for Business Disaster Planning in Pittsburgh

#1 Management
Develop, organize and administer your disaster plan to your entire staff.
Learn about your local regulations and establish minimum requirements for your plan.

#2 Planning
Learn about the hazards in your areas and assess the risks associated with them.
Complete a business impact analysis (BIA)
Explore ways to prevent disasters and reduce risks.

#3 Implementation
Write your business disaster plan and address the following:

  • Business Continuity
  • Crisis Communications
  • Emergency Response
  • Employee Assistance
  • Exercises & Training
  • Resource management
  • Incident management
  • Information technology
  • Testing

#4 Test and Evaluation
Test and evaluate your disaster plan in Pittsburgh to make sure it makes sense.
Define different types of exercises and learn how to conduct those exercises.
Keep track of the exercise results to make any changes or additions to your plan.

#5 Program Improvement
Identify when your business disaster plan needs to be reviewed.
Create methods to evaluate your business disaster plan.
Utilize the review to make necessary changes and plan improvements.

The staff at GS Jones are experts when it comes to business disaster planning in Pittsburgh. We offer a risk assessment for your business and we will explore ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks for you. Call now to setup your business disaster planning appointment in Pittsburgh!