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Resources for Equipping Your Business for the Bushfire Season
Let's explore some accessible resources designed to help manage the risks associated with natural disasters and understand why they are essential.
**Create an Emergency Management Plan**
Businesses aiming to mitigate risks must prioritize the development of an emergency management plan. For those with existing plans, it is essential to review and ensure they are aligned with the heightened risks associated with extreme weather conditions.
The Federal Government provides guidance on creating an emergency plan, offering templates and instructions for its formulation.
**Emergency Planning Tools**
The Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub houses a variety of tools to aid businesses in each state with emergency preparedness. These tools not only assist in the creation of emergency plans but also evaluate their effectiveness.
"An emergency plan is vital to businesses looking to reduce risks."
An interactive map is available to all Australians, providing information on disaster-affected Local Government Areas. This regularly updated map offers general data, details on hazard impacts, and information on areas with recovery and support services.
Additionally, the map displays historical data on past disasters, allowing users to assess whether their area has been affected by floods or bushfires in recent years.
**Follow Official Information**
To address concerns related to extreme weather or natural disasters, it is crucial to rely on official sources of information. State-specific information can be accessed through the following links:
- ACT Emergency Services Agency
- NSW Rural Fire Service
- NSW State Emergency Service
- Northern Territory Police, Fire & Emergency Services
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
- South Australia Fire and Emergency Services
- Tasmanian Department of Police, Fire & Emergency Management
- Victoria Emergency Management
- Western Australia Department of Fire & Emergency Services
**Ensure Adequate Insurance Cover**
Navigating the complexities of insurance, especially with high stakes involved, necessitates informed decisions. An insurance broker, working in the client's best interest, proves invaluable. These qualified experts can help businesses understand their risks and identify the appropriate coverage tailored to their specific needs.
It is imperative to note that the information in this article is general in nature and does not account for specific objectives, financial situations, or needs. The article does not constitute financial advice and may not be exhaustive. Insurance terms, conditions, and limits vary between insurers. Deductibles, exclusions, and limitations apply.
All information above has been provided by the author.
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