Flood preparation checklist
This flood preparation checklist will help you to prepare your business for flooding.
Knowing your business has strategies in place to help cope with a natural disaster like a flood should make it easier for your business to minimise losses, maintain business continuity and recover quickly.
Read through this flood 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 flooding as possible.
You can customise this checklist to include information specific to your business by typing into the 'Other' section.
Stock and equipment
|Planned a place well above floor level where you can keep waste containers, chemicals and poisons in a flood?|
|Organised how you will keep computers, equipment and stock off the floor?|
|Asked your local council about flood plans or records in your area?|
|Identified, if any, the problem areas and potential flood heights?|
|Installed flood-proofing devices when locking up for extended periods?|
|Set up your business in a building that has brick or tiled walls that are less likely to be damaged and are easily cleaned?|
|Updated your knowledge on what to do in the event of flooding, particularly any localised plans and arrangements that are established for your area?|
|Checked whether there is adequate insurance to cover you in the event of a flood?|
|Contacted your insurance company to check if there are any specific preparations you need to make prior to the event?|
Business documentation and records
|Located and packed your critical documentation (e.g. insurance, financial, legal and identification documents) in a portable waterproof container?|
|Backed up your critical data to a portable storage device and stored it in a secure location?|
|Developed your business continuity plan?|
|Clearly identified and analysed the possible risks to your business from flooding?|
|Tested and updated your business continuity plan?|
|Developed regular maintenance and review strategies for your business continuity plan?|
|Trained staff in flood response procedures and their specific roles as contained in the business continuity plan?|
|Stored a copy of your business continuity plan off-site in a safe, disaster-proof location?|
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