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Emergency Planning and Business Continuity

Boston Borough Council has the responsibility to plan and prepare for potential emergencies in the borough. It also has a duty to promote best practices to small and medium-sized businesses, encouraging them to think about what they would do in a crisis to ensure their business survives the impacts.

Boston Borough Council under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, has the responsibility to perform certain duties to prepare for, respond to and recover from major emergencies.

Emergency Planning - What is it?

Emergency planning describes the processes of a responding agency (also known as a category 1 responder), its managers and personnel who manage an emergency.  In Lincolnshire this task is carried out by the Lincolnshire County Council Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Service but supported and resourced by all seven districts throughout the county.

Together we offer advice and guidance to all communities in the borough around identified risks.

Business Continuity- What is it?

Business Continuity is about planning for your business to continue in times of crisis, albeit reduced, so that it can return to business as usual as quickly as possible after a disruption.  Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Boston Borough Council is required to undergo business continuity planning of its own as well as offering advice and guidance to small and medium-sized businesses and voluntary sector groups throughout the borough.

A Business Continuity Plan is an essential document containing all the information required in one handy folder; from the concealed location of the premise's stop cock to its insurance policy number.

It includes a tick box guide of actions to take to deal with the immediate emergency and then to make a quick recovery and get back to business.

Any business can have help from Boston Borough Council to put together their own Business Continuity Plan, tailored specifically for their business, and it's free.

Contact Ronnie Myers, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Officer, to complete one.

Ronnie said: "The plans are individual and specifically designed to help businesses recover from any emergencies they may face in the future such as flooding, a fire, loss of power, computer systems failure and more."

Business owners interested in having a plan for their business should contact Ronnie on 01205 314 444 or email to ronnie.myers@boston.gov.uk

Useful Links

Business Resilience Health Check

Preparing for Emergency

Business Lincolnshire

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