In response to reports that the CSIRO has started planning for possible power restrictions, the Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged businesses to do the same.

Chamber President, Ian Locke, said that while he had every confidence that the Tasmanian Government is doing all it can to avert an energy crisis, developing and updating an emergency management plan or business continuity plan, is the responsible thing for businesses to do.

“Developing an emergency management plan or business continuity plan, is best practice for all businesses, regardless of their size or location,” Mr Locke said.

“Such plans help businesses think about how they can best respond to a crisis or emergency situation, before it occurs.”

Mr Locke said that while the risk of blackouts and power restrictions is a major current concern, such plans should also address situations such as fire, flood and business crime.

Developing a plan need not be difficult, and the Chamber encourages businesses to do so without further delay.

“Our friends at Cradle Coast Innovation provide businesses with free advice across all aspects of running a business, through the Tasmanian Government’s Enterprise Centre program,” said Mr Locke.

“The team there is very skilled and helpful, and willing to visit business owners at their home or business.”

The following links should be of benefit to business owners:

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Ian Locke – President – Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry
0417 584 422 –  president@centralcoastcci.com