Developing a Business Preparedness Planner
Developing your business emergency plan is the first step towards being fully prepared for any disaster. There are 14-steps to building a successful business preparedness plan, including identifying your emergency contact information, listing your essential business functions, and specifying probable delegations of authority. This planner will guide you step by step through the process of developing your written emergency plan.
Before you begin, it will be helpful for you to have access to some important information to ensure your Business Preparedness Planner is as complete as possible. Items you should have handy include names, addresses and contact information of important locations such as your insurance provider, existing service providers and customers, continuity facilities, and records management processes.
Once you have started to develop your plan, you can navigate the Planner by using the "Back" and "Save/Continue" buttons at the bottom of each section, or you can jump to a particular section using the numbered tabs along the right-hand side of each page. Remember to save often, as this website and application does not save your information.
This Business Preparedness Planner is a basic continuity of operations plan provided by Northern Virginia Emergency Management organizations and is not a guarantee for surviving a disaster. If you need assistance in completing the Business Preparedness Planner, or if you need a copy of the Planner in alternative format, please contact your local emergency management organization. At the bottom of each page are the emergency management partners' organizational logos and links.
Please note: For security reasons, data entered during your current session will be lost after 2-hours of inactivity. If you need to stop working on your plan, please make sure to save your work using the option on the final page of the planner. When you are ready to resume building your plan or wish to make changes to your current plan, please upload your saved file using the "Load Plan" tool on the first page.