Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuum

Our approach to Disaster Management is based on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Disaster Relief Organisation (UNDRO) -now DHA-Geneva)

Disaster occur when hazards impact on communities to the extent that available resources cannot cope with the problem effectively. Adequate procedures to deal with disaster situations and relief measures must be planned for prior to these events occurring. This requires training and education usually backed with strong legislation to empower those responsible to carry out assigned tasks.

The Key Performance areas to be analysed are the following.

  • Institutional Capacity (KPA 1)
  • Risk Assessments (KPA 2)
  • Risk Reduction (KPA 3)
  • Response and Recovery (KPA4)

Various enablers are used to give effect to these Key Performance areas, such as Information and Communication- Training, Education, Public Awareness and Research-Funding Mechanisms etc.

Many businesses and Corporations follow the principles of Disaster Risk Management in planning for business continuum.

Development of Disaster Management Strategies are aimed at prevention and reduction of the severity of hazard impacts. These hazards could be man-made or natural disasters, such as disease, epidemics, floods etc. which will impact on our communities. Central and local government agencies usually coordinate their response to these disasters.

GLA have qualified management in the Discipline of Disaster Management Planning and Risk Assessments with a track record of providing these services to Governmental bodies and Commercial Entities in South Africa and Internationally.

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