Resources

The following are resources that the Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit Workgroup (DRBTW) has developed, led development of, or been involved in developing with partners. Like all DRB resources, they are to make all-sized business, non-profits, and the communities where they operate and their employees live, more resilient. DRB specific tools and materials can by found on the Tools page.

Resilient Workplace

Four years ago, DRBTW led a partnership effort to connect existing, complimentary resources at one location that would assist small businesses and non-profits looking to prepare for disasters. Resilient Workplace is a website portal, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and provides one-stop to address workplace resilience. Partners are: FEMA, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), Earthquake Country Alliance, and DRBTW. The 3 resources found on the portal are:

DRB Toolkit®

The internationally recognized Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit® provides tips, tools, and other resources to improve resilience. DRB includes simple video instructions and easy templates to facilitate organizations creating or enhancing their disaster plan. These step-by-step guides and interactive content are 100% customizable to each organization’s needs therefore producing tangible, measurable, disaster-planning progress covering your specific business continuity needs. Get more info here!

QuakeSmart

The QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program is a guided program to: 1) identify risk, develop a mitigation plan and take action to secure your space, systems, and structure in order to reduce injuries and damage; 2) prepare your staff; and 3) identify services your organization may provide to your community after a disaster. The program includes recognition for any of the areas you address. Also, additional information is available for other hazards.

7 Steps to a Resilient Workplace

This booklet offers a basic approach for organizations to improve their resiliency by taking steps to be prepared to survive and recover quickly.

FEMA’s Ready Business – QuakeSmart Program

The QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program is a guided program to: 1) identify risk, develop a mitigation plan and take action to secure your space, systems, and structure in order to reduce injuries and damage; 2) prepare your staff; and 3) identify services your organization may provide to your community after a disaster. The program includes recognition for any of the five areas you address. Also, additional information is available for other hazards.

QuakeSmart was created as a standalone program, and incorporates the DRB Toolkit® as a core recommended solution. DRB’s Ines Pearce speaks at all QuakeSmart Workshops, providing the Back-to-Business Assessment and DRB Toolkit® planning resources.

Resilience In A Box

Resilience in a Box (RiaB) is based on DRB best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience. Small businesses are both highly vulnerable and can be without adequate resources to focus on preparedness actions. Divided into 3 levels of detail (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) all for businesses getting started to reduce their risk. These RiaB resources will guide companies toward addressing preparedness issues while building in flexibility to handle potential business interruptions. Basic and Intermediate levels are currently in English, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and French.

The Resilience in a Box program is a collaborative partnership between The UPS Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup.

Saglam Kobi (Resilient Small Business) Program

Launched in 2013, DRBTW worked with partners on the development of a pilot program to assist Turkish small-to-medium enterprise businesses (SME) get better prepared to reduce the economic strain of recovery. Basic materials were developed by DRBTW leading to a fully translated and online version of the DRB Toolkit® (Afete Dayanıklı İş Araç Seti).

The Saglam Kobi program is an international, collaborative partnership between The UPS Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup, and CSR Turkey.