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Business Preparedness

What is in the Workbook?

The workbook guides you through the easy steps you can do today to protect your employees' lives, your livelihood and your years of hard work. The Ready Your LA Business Workbook is an all-in-one planning tool, designed for busy owners like you.




The Workbook will guide you through how to: 

  • Take steps to secure your business premises
  • Plan shelter-in-place locations, evacuation routes and other safety protocols  
  • Onboard, train, and form an emergency response team with your employees
  • Collaborate with your immediate community to develop a neighborhood plan
  • Assess your insurance coverage
  • Organize your vital records
  • Rebuild your business after an emergency

Plan for the Unpredictable

A widespread disaster could happen any day. Many businesses will be forced to close permanently. Disasters include earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorist and cyber attacks and health pandemics.

Planning is the easiest, cheapest, and most effective tool for disaster recovery. 

Benefits of Business-Preparedness:

  1. Save Lives 
  2. Protect Your Community 
  3. Protect Your Hard Work
  4. Rebuild Faster 
  5. Increase Your Business Confidence

‘Ready Your LA Business’ makes preparing your business easy and quick. 


The Workbook includes fillable worksheets to document your business emergency plan as you follow the workbook.

Worksheets available in Google Document, Excel and PDF format.

Download the Workbook and Worksheets             

Watch our Emergency Training Videos


Ready Your LA Business Training Resources- Overview Video (English)

Ready Your LA Business Training Resources- Overview Video (Spanish)

 Ready Your LA Business Training Video 1 of 3 - Preparing Your Workplace for Safety (English with Spanish Subtitles)

Ready Your LA Business Training Video 2 of 3 -Training Your Employees (English with Spanish Subtitles)

Ready Your LA Business Training Video 3 of 3 - Developing a Recovery Plan For Your Business (English with Spanish Subtitles)


Want to help in a disaster?

Recovering from a widespread disaster is a community effort. 

After a disaster, the Emergency Management Department will activate the Business Operation Council- a group of engaged businesses who are willing to dedicate their time and resources to helping Los Angeles Recover.

Want to get involved?

Sign up today for this important Council                   

Successfully completed your emergency plan?

Let your employees and customers know your commitment to safety using this promotional material

Safeguard Against Disaster with protocols on what to do in response to disasters
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Bilingual Flyer for preparing businesses