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Get your small business ready for bushfire season

Disasters can happen to any business. Preparation is vital

27 September, 2023

Small businesses are being urged to prepare for what is anticipated to be the most significant bushfire season since the 2019-20 Black Summer fires.

Bushfires can harm your business in many ways, even if you are not in the fire zone, such as from road closures or electricity outages.

Preparing your business to withstand a bushfire or other natural disaster is vital for every business owner. Having a tailored plan to deal with hazards could be the difference between being out of action for a few days or not re-opening at all.

The Commissioner’s four Get Ready for Disasters guides help you prepare your business so you can minimise the impact on your operations and get back to business sooner.

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, our Get Ready for Disasters guides can help:

  • Do your staff know what to do in an emergency?
  • Would you know who to contact and where to get help and information?
  • What would happen to your data in an emergency?
  • Do you have a plan for how you would move stock and equipment?
  • Do you have an alternative location if you had to set up business somewhere else?
  • Would you be able to locate key documents, such as your insurance policy?

Get the four free Get Ready for Disasters guides and browse other tools and information on preparing your business for bushfires and other disasters.