A business response plan is the actions you will take in the initial minutes of a critical emergency. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter, or lockdown can save lives. The following will help you save people and potentially your business from a disaster…
Conduct a Risk Assessment
A risk assessment will identify potential emergency scenarios. Those initial few moments after a water damage emergency happens in your business are critical. Do you know what to do? Do your employees know what to do? Do you know whom to call? We strongly encourages all businesses to have a disaster response plan in place. Be prepared for the worse, not just floods. Get everyone to safety and follow the appropriate steps to correct the situation.
Create An Emergency Plan That Protects Employees and Vistors
At the very least every facility should develop and implement an emergency plan for protecting employees, visitors, contractors and anyone else in the facility. Building evacuation drills should be implemented. The problems could be severe weather such as tornadoes, an exterior airborne hazard such as chemical releases or even a lockdown when protective action is needed because of violence.Regulations may differ by jurisdiction (city, town, county, parish or state). If you are developing a program for multiple facilities located in different jurisdictions, you need to identify applicable regulations by facility location.
Restoration Companies Create Business Response Plans
If you need help with drawing up a plan call a restoration company. You will need to pinpoint possible issues with your building that could cause significant problems in the case of a flood. You will need to keep a copy of your disaster response plan in your files. Giving first responders in your area and your restoration company copies of this document is a good idea. It would include blueprints of your property and copies of your disaster plan. These will help greatly with the initial response. Once you identify particular risks in your property and in your region, we can start putting together a plan to include…
- Evacuation procedures
- Leadership List and Duty Assignments
- Meeting places
- Disaster Response Team important phone numbers
- Communication during and after the event
- List of individuals with master/special keys
- Keep insurance information and contact names and numbers
Business Response Plans Help Can Your Company Survive a Disaster
There are many non-mandatory standards and practices for emergency management and business continuity. These standards and practices provide guidance on the subjects of fire brigades, rescue, hazardous material response, pre-incident planning, security series in fire loss prevention, CPR classes. For businesses, emergency preparedness planning can make the difference between staying in business and losing everything. Having a disaster preparedness guide is one of the easiest ways to help ensure your business survives and recovers.
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