It’s not just residents that can be impacted by fire - bushfires can affect tourism businesses as well.
If a bushfire starts near your business, you and your employees may be under pressure to ensure the safety of yourselves and others.
A written plan may save lives by helping you to stay focused and respond in the best possible way when you’re under pressure. Preparation may also help to minimise the loss of profits and get a business back up and running more quickly after the threat of fire has passed.
Create a plan for your tourism business
Research has shown that tourism businesses find preparing a bushfire plan complicated due to the lack of tailored information, the multiple channels that are needed to source information and confusion around responsibilities.
Tourism Victoria and CFA have developed the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit to help address these barriers and assist businesses prepare for fire.
The kit will guide you through the decision making process to develop a tailored plan for your business.
It will help you understand your risks, prepare your business and employees, plan how to inform customers, identify your triggers to act and prepare a plan.
You can use the template at the back of the kit as the basis for your plan or use the information provided to add fire safety procedures to your emergency management plan.
- Download a PDF version of the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit (PDF 1000k)
- Download a Word version of the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit (DOC 933k)
Countrywide Cottages: Di Schulze explains what steps she has taken to prepare her business for bushfires
Dulc: Pru Farrer talks about her experience during the 2006 bushfires and what contingency plans she has in place to help protect her business