Preparedness: business continuity and pandemic planning

Business continuity planning contributes to community resilience as a preparedness measure designed to build capacity and ensure the continuation of services in times of crisis. A business continuity plan should address the specific circumstances and needs of an organisation and practical strategies to follow in a crisis. A business continuity plan benefits community organisations by providing an opportunity to not only plan for, respond to, and recover from specific events, but to improve overall business operations and processes.

A business continuity kit for non-government organisations entitled Being Prepared – Pandemic Planning Tools for Non-Government Organisations may assist community organisations to prepare pandemic and business continuity plans. These plans will help community organisations mitigate the adverse community and social impacts of a potential human influenza pandemic or other crises/disasters.

This kit is available online and can also be ordered by emailing (Piinfo@dss.gov.au).

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