Section 1: Management

Spirit and motivation within any group begins at the top.

This means the head of the organization needs to set the tone for a risk management culture. Asking employees or members to change their way of thinking and adopt a risk management approach will not work if management does not support and believe in it themselves.

It is easy to say, “We’re committed to risk management” but how do you put this into practice? Leaders need to show they support the process by setting an example, making policies and sticking to them, allocating resources, promoting the risk management process, and providing training where necessary.

Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management

A business continuity plan describes what you would do immediately and longer-term after an unplanned incident like a natural disaster or an extended technical outage. These events can affect your operations, your employees, your suppliers, and your customers. Crisis management is how to identify potential risks, prepare for emergencies, and test your disaster readiness.

Guide to Business Continuity Planning ~ Public Safety Canada

Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning ~ Canada Business Network

Risk Management and Insurance 

Insurance is an important risk-financing tool. Since most businesses don’t have the money to completely cover a loss, insurance provides an affordable and effective solution to mitigating risk.

Risk Management and Insurance ~Insurance Bureau of Canada

Controlling Risk Management Costs with Insurance Risk Financing ~ Insurance Bureau of Canada

Managing Business Premises Risk ~ Insurance Bureau of Canada 

Risk Assessments

A risk assessment is a thorough look at your workplace to identify those things, situations, processes, etc. that may cause harm, particularly to people. After identification is made, you analyze and evaluate how likely and severe the risk is. When this determination is made, you can next, decide what measures should be in place to effectively eliminate or control the harm from happening.

Risk Assessment Fact Sheet ~ Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace Safety

Workplace safety refers to the policies and procedures in place that ensure the safety and health of employees within a workplace. It involves hazard identification and control according to government standards and ongoing safety training and education for employees.

Workplace Health and Safety ~ Government of Canada

Effective Workplace Inspections ~ Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace Hazards ~ Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Sample Employee Orientation Checklist ~ Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Emergency Preparedness Guides for Families

You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Families ~ Government of Canada

72 Hours: Emergency Preparedness Guide ~ Public Safety Canada

Expect the Unexpected ~ Canadian Red Cross

Emergency Evacuation Plan for Families ~ St. John Ambulance

Power Outages: What to do? ~ Government of Canada