Comprehensive Risk Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Plan

Every year emergencies take their toll on businesses and industry, both in lives and dollars. But something can be done. Businesses and industries can limit injuries and damages and return more quickly to normal operations if they plan ahead.

The Comprehensive Risk Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Plan is a tool prepared by NMDC, AVCOG, KVCOG, and EMDC to guide businesses on how to create and maintain a comprehensive program. It can be used by manufacturers, retailers, or any small or large business.

In an emergency situation, it is important to have a process in place for preparing, mitigating, responding, and recovery from a natural or man-made hazard event.

Important functions in managing emergencies include planning (although critical, it is not the only component). Training, conducting drills, testing, and coordinating with the community are also important functions.

Positive impacts of disaster planning:

  • Help businesses fulfill their moral responsibility to protect employees and the community.
  • Facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Enhance a company’s ability to recover from financial losses, regulatory fines, and damage to equipment or products, or business interruption.
  • Improve a company’s image and credibility with employees, customers, suppliers, and the community.
  • May reduce your insurance premiums

Things to consider when preparing your plan:

  • What types of natural or man-made hazard events have occurred in the community (such as fire, severe weather, floods, hurricanes, etc?)
  • What can happen as a result of your business' location (such as proximity to floodplains, dams; proximity to companies that produce, store and handle hazardous materials; proximity to major transportation routes or airports)
  • What could result from a process of system failure (such as power failure, telecommunications failure, fire, explosion, etc?)
  • Consider what could happen as a result of loss of power, water damage, building collapse, etc.

For more information email
Joella Theriault or call
207-834-5298 or call toll free in Maine 1-800-427-8736