There’s a range of events that could cause a site to become unavailable; some can be prevented but others might not be, and so all you can do is be prepared so that the extent of damage can be limited and/or the amount of time it would take to recover might be reduced.

It’s important to remember that it’s not just your premises that are essential to the running of your business. If a key supplier is flooded they might not be able to make their usual delivery to you; similarly, a customer who can’t use their building, or that your delivery vehicles can’t reach (e.g. due to road closures), may be unable to store stock and therefore cancels orders.

Key risks

Business impact assessments

Identify the key functions in your business and work out the damage that interruption could do.

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some common queries about managing risks to people, property and business continuity.