How To Prepare Your Business for a Storm?
Tips for Creating and Enacting This Plan
Business owners know the importance of preparing for the unexpected. That includes storms and other weather emergencies. To ensure that your company and building are ready for a flood, tornado, or hurricane, you need to develop a disaster preparedness plan. Below are some tips for creating and enacting this plan.
- Get Emergency Supplies
During a disaster, you first must think about the safety of your employees. They all need clean air, fresh water, warmth, and food to survive. Some workers may have essential medications, as well.
Ideally, your company's emergency kit should include both a weather radio and a battery-powered commercial radio. Be sure to include extra batteries for the radios along with a flashlight and a First Aid kit. Other essentials include pliers or wrenches, garbage bags and moist towelettes for personal sanitation, and a whistle that workers can use to signal for help. Encourage your employees to also keep their own portable kits with any personal items they might need.
- Plan for Potential Evacuation or Shelter-in-Place
Your disaster preparedness strategy should plan for a possible evacuation. Create a map of the property that marks the emergency route and building exits. You should also designate an employee meeting place outside the facility.
If a tornado or hurricane is coming, your employees might need to take shelter within your building. You should determine a safe area where they can gather. Ideally, this should be on the lowest floor of the property and away from any doors, outside walls, or windows.
- Protect Your Assets
Any business preparedness plan should also consider how a storm could affect property and equipment. Secure any necessary assets to the walls and take any electric items off the floor. Update your insurance coverage and store contact information for your local emergency restoration company.
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