To help tourism businesses across the province plan a fast, effective response and recovery in the event of a major emergency, the provincial government and the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia announced two new resources at the 2017 BC Tourism Industry Conference, PreparedBC: Guide for Tourism Operators
and PreparedBC: Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators.
Specifically designed for tourism operators and staff, this work is critical to the millions of people who travel throughout British Columbia for work or leisure each year. When natural disasters strike, operators play a vital role in providing information, direction, and guidance to visitors who may be unfamiliar with BC and its potential hazards.
Developed in partnership by Emergency Management BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC, and with support from Tourism Tofino, BC Hotel Association, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and Destination BC, this collaboration is a crucial step towards improving disaster readiness and building secure, resilient communities.
To download a copy, visit the Health, Safety & Emergency Planning
section of go2HR’s website. And be sure to check back often as new industry-related emergency planning resources will be added frequently. Please review the guide and plan, and share them within your community and industry. For further information and resources, visit PreparedBC
PreparedBC: Guide for Tourism Operators
Follow this step-by-step guide to prepare your organization and staff for emergencies. Here you’ll uncover potential risks, how to make an effective plan, what contacts to have on hand, important materials and supplies, how to communicate with and train employees, and much more.
PreparedBC: Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators
With templates and tools that build off the guide, this document is designed to help operators easily plan a fast and effective response to emergencies.