Are you prepared for the cyclone and flooding season?

The cyclone and flooding season is here and we are writing to encourage you to be prepared. Having a business continuity plan and a risk assessment in place will ensure you are able to re‐start your operations should we experience a natural disaster.

Business disruption through any disaster can affect not only your business but businesses that support or complement your operations. Where possible, comprehensive continuity planning should also aim to mitigate disruption to customers or suppliers whose own business operations are critical to your success.

Are you prepared for the cyclone and flooding season?

Preparing your business for an emergency 

  • You should be aware of how an emergency could affect the survival of your business.
  • Go to the secureNT website for the latest information and to find out how to prepare a good emergency plan. This will cover both a business continuity plan and a risk assessment. For information on how to prepare your business for an emergency, you can also go to the Australian Government Department of Business website
  • It is important to provide after‐hours contact details to the Northern Territory Police so you can be contacted in an emergency situation involving your premises. To provide your contact details go to the Police Fire and Emergency Services website

Getting your business cyclone and disaster ready

Below are a few tips to help get your business cyclone and disaster ready from secureNT:

  • Compile an up-to-date contact list for your employees, suppliers and products.
  • Provide your after‐hours contact details for the Police register. You can update you details via the business proprietors after hours contacts form at the Police Fire and Emergency Services website
  • Make sure you have copies of your insurance policy, financial and banking or any other important documents saved on a memory stick or external drive that can be quickly and easily retrieved.
  • Have an emergency kit prepared complete with a first aid kit, first aid manual, battery powered radio, torch and spare batteries and a waterproof bag for valuables.
  • Check your property and infrastructure and ensure your business is secure.
  • Regularly back up data onto USB memory sticks and external drives.

Have a spare set of keys and security codes in place.

Aerial view of Cyclone Lam