Severe storm preparation checklist

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This severe storm preparation checklist will help you to prepare your business for a severe storm.

Knowing your business has strategies in place to help cope with a natural disaster like a severe storm should make it easier for your business to minimise losses, maintain business continuity and recover quickly.

Read through this severe storm preparation checklist and click 'Yes' or 'No' to find out if your business is prepared. If you answer 'No' to any question, you will create a list of actions to complete to ensure your business is as prepared for a severe storm as possible.

You can customise this checklist to include information specific to your business by typing into the 'Other' section.

General

Have you:

Updated your knowledge on what to do in the event of severe storm and ensured staff are also familiar with this?
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Business continuity

Have you:

Developed your business continuity plan?
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Clearly identified and analysed the possible risks to your business from storm damage?
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Tested and updated your plan?
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Developed regular maintenance and reviewed strategies for your plan?
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Stored a copy of your business continuity plan off-site in a safe, disaster-proof location?
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Stock and equipment

Have you:

Kept enough stock on hand to supply your business and customers in the event of severe storm damage?
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Identified where equipment will be relocated or how it could be protected?
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Infrastructure

Have you:

Trimmed any tree branches hanging over your roof?
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Cleared your property of any loose items that may blow about?
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Cleared guttering and downpipes?
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Insurance

Have you:

Checked whether there is adequate insurance to cover you in the event of a storm?
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Contacted your insurance company to check if there are any specific preparations you need to make prior to the event?
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Business documentation and records

Have you:

Located and packed your critical documentation (e.g. insurance, financial, legal and identification documents) in a portable waterproof container?
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Backed up your critical data to a portable storage device and stored it in a secure location?
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Other

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Last reviewed
June 29, 2016

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