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A crisis is a situation beyond the scope of everyday business, which threatens the operation, safety and reputation of your company. The exact nature may depend on your business' circumstances, but could include : Natural disasters – i.e. flooding or storm damage Theft or vandalism Fire Power cuts Fuel shortages IT failure Restricted access to premises Loss of key staff Outbreak of disease or infection Industrial action. You should assess the likelihood of a particular crisis occurring to your business and its possible frequency. You can do this by grading the probability of a crisis occurring on a scale, i.e. one