Through our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab (DRRL), SBP provides preparedness training and resources to businesses of all sizes to help their organization and employees better prepare for disaster. When businesses are able to resume operations and employees are able to return to work quickly after disaster, they are able to support and serve their communities in its time of need.
Our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab (DRRL) works with businesses in two ways:
- Small Businesses: 40% of small businesses that close following a disaster, never re-open. We help small business prepare for disaster by providing continuity training to ownership and homeowner training to the entire staff.
- Mid-Large Businesses: We help larger companies protect their best asset - their employees - by providing homeowner training so they can return to work sooner and with a clear mind, following a disaster.
Both the homeowner and business training come with checklists and resource guides that are step-by-step tools to help employees and businesses prepare for, and build resilience to disaster. We provide training on how to: identify likely disaster risks, create a business continuity plan, protect vital documents and records, get proper insurance coverage, and physically strengthen structures so that they are more resilient against disaster and severe weather.
We have trained members of business associations and Chambers of Commerce in communities nationwide and have partnered with large employers such as Toyota, Walmart, UPS, General Mills, Uber, Mercedes-Benz, Randall-Reilly, Lozier Corporation and Turner Construction to train their employees.