Workshops support local businesses

SUPPORT: Russell Trainor of Rural Business Support with MGA Insurance Wudinna manager Eugene Wauchope at the Wudinna session. Picture: Jean Spence

SUPPORT: Russell Trainor of Rural Business Support with MGA Insurance Wudinna manager Eugene Wauchope at the Wudinna session. Picture: Jean Spence

Rural Business Support (RBS) hosted an information workshop at Wudinna last Friday.

Workshops relating to a new RBS program have taken place across Eyre Peninsula, with an aim to ensure small businesses were proactive about preparing for unforeseen events, helping to minimise overall risk so they can recover and continue operating should the worst occur.

This session was about looking at long term planning and making sure all staff were familiar with the plan in the event of a disaster.

This was an excellent meeting, but unfortunately not well attended.

With bushfires interstate and recent flooding it was easy to think this workshop was all about major disasters, but it was quite different and very helpful.

It dealt with  the way people can structure and plan a business, and how to deal with incidents that may occur.

This included what would happen if a key person had an accident, or died, and how the business would continue; or whether businesses had plans to clean up from a burst water pipe and how to protect sensitive documents; or how to deal with a power failure.

Russell Trainor, who conducted the Wudinna session, is able to help businesses through RBS at 1800 836 211.