Some say it's impossible to be prepared for everything. That may be so, but being prepared for the most likely things will go a long way toward being prepared for most scenarios. DPS can help you get started with planning tools, checklists and scenario guides.
You have insurance for your business right? That's a form of disaster planning. DPS goes a step further by helping you mitigate the effects of a disaster to preserve what you have. If you can avoid using the insurance because you've protected your people and resources, you're way ahead!
So how do you go about doing this? By planning ahead. The big question is how to get started? It seems to be a monumental task to prepare for disasters, and you may not know where to start. That’s normal. A basic planning guide will help you go through the process of determining what to do, how to go about it and how to ensure it stays relevant.
A big part of this is identification of the types of hazards you and your organization face.
Protect Your Resources
Your resources are not just the things you use as part of your organization. The most important resources are you and your people. DPS helps you prepare to save your most important resource with planning and preparation tools to preserve your organization and people.
If your business is going to recover, you need the expertise of your trusted employees. You’ll also need to reassure your customers and partners that you’ll still be able to serve them at the level you have in the past.
By investing in preparing now, you’ll have a much better chance of weathering the storm and getting back on track as soon as possible.
DPS assists you in preparing for the most likely emergency scenarios your organization will face. We have more than 20 Hazard-based preparedness guides that will tailor your emergency preparations to the scenarios most like in your area. These fit together into a comprehensive plan.
One reason disaster planning is difficult is your business may never have suffered a disaster. This is the “that will never happen to me” syndrome. The trouble is, just because you’ve never experienced a disaster, doesn’t mean you won’t. Another one of the reasons disaster planning seems so difficult is because there are so many possibilities that you don’t know what to plan for. Our hazard-based preparedness sheets tell you what to do before, during and after a disaster, such as preparing upon the approach of a hurricane, or sheltering in place after a chemical spill.