This checklist is designed to help you plan and prepare your business for flooding. You may
need to customise the list to include local information.
Stock and equipment
planned a place well above floor level where you can keep waste containers, chemicals and
poisons in a flood?
organised how you will keep computers, equipment and stock off the floor?
asked your local council about flood plans or records in your area?
identified, if any, the problem areas and potential flood heights?
installed flood-proofing devices when locking up for extended periods?
set up your business in a building that has brick or tiled walls that are less likely to be
damaged and are easily cleaned?
updated your knowledge on what to do in the event of flooding, particularly any localised
plans and arrangements that are established for your area?
checked whether there is adequate insurance to cover you in the event of a flood?
contacted your insurance company to check if there are any specific preparations you need
to make prior to the event?
Business documentation and records
located and packed your critical documentation (e.g. insurance, financial, legal and/or
identification documents) in a portable waterproof container?
backed up your critical data to a portable storage device and stored it in a secure location?
developed your business continuity plan( http://www.business.qld.gov.au/risk-management/business-
clearly identified and analysed the possible risks to your business from flooding?
tested and updated your business continuity plan?
developed regular maintenance and reviewed strategies for your business continuity plan?
trained staff in flood response procedures and their specific roles as contained in the
business continuity plan?
stored a copy of your business continuity plan off-site in a safe, disaster-proof location?