Prepare for risks and emergencies

Queensland tourism businesses thrive on our State’s natural advantages; however the industry and your business can also be affected by a wide range of natural and man-made risks and emergencies.

It’s not a matter of if your business will be affected, but when. Your employees, customers, competitors and the local community may also be affected.

Planning and preparing before a natural disaster or crisis happens can ensure that your business recovers quickly. It is important that your business has thought about what to do and how to interact with your guests before a crisis presents itself.

Here are some useful resources from the authorities to help you prepare, respond and recover faster.

Business continuity planning

Business continuity planning involves developing a practical plan for how your business can prepare for, and continue to operate after an incident or crisis. Your business continuity plan will help you to:

  • identify and prevent risks where possible
  • prepare for risks that you can’t control
  • respond and recover if an incident or crisis occurs.

Your plan will help your business recover quickly if an incident does happen. You may not be able to predict every kind of incident that could threaten your business, but you can develop a plan that covers a range of incidents.