When someone says ‘disaster’ do you automatically think bushfire or flood?
While bushfires and floods dominate the news, it’s important to understand that many other disasters exist.
All types of disasters can greatly impact corporates, governments and communities. Yet, not all disasters are included in business planning, continuity or recovery processes.
A general definition is that a disaster is a major adverse event resulting in significant losses to human life, property or disruption of services.
These events can be caused by nature – such as drought and cyclones, geophysical events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, technological incidents such as cyberattacks, criminal acts or even carelessness, as when there are industrial incidents or contamination.
If your business is not able to truly understand disasters it can be very hard to adequately plan or prepare for when those disasters inevitably arise.
How will our Understanding Disasters workshop help your business?
To help organisations better understand the issues around disasters and their business impacts, we developed our Understanding Disasters workshop.
Every workshop is tailored to your organisation and brings a local, national and international perspective on the disaster landscape. It also uses a consequence lens to analyse how all-hazards disasters can impact you and your business.
The Understanding Disasters workshop will build your executive leadership and management teams’ capabilities in disaster knowledge. Your business will then be better prepared for a disaster, as pre-planning and understanding what to do in the event of an emergency can help your business and your staff to thrive as well as to stay safe.
Find out more about the Understanding Disasters workshop
If you’re interested in finding out more about our Understanding Disasters workshops for businesses, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then provide further details about how we can help your organisation.