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Protect Your Business

Every Business Should Have a Plan

Every Business Should Have An Emergency Plan.

It can save lives, company assets, and your business  

Plan to Stay in Business

Business continuity planning must account for all hazards (both man-made and natural disasters). You should plan in advance to manage any emergency situation. Assess the situation, use common sense and available resources to take care of yourself, your co-workers and your business's recovery.

Be Informed
Know what kinds of
emergencies might affect your company
Deciding to Stay or go
Shelter in place or evacuate-plan for both possibilities
Continuity Planning
Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally
Fire Safety
Fire is the most common of all business disasters
Emergency Planning
Your employees and co-workers are your business's most important and valuable assetts

Medical Emergencies
Take steps that give you the upper hand in responding to medical emergencies

Emergency Supplies
Think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth

Talk to Your People

Involve Co-Workers
Include people from all levels in emergency planning
Crisis Communication Plan
Detail how you will be in contact with employees, customers and others during and after a disaster
Practice the Plan
Drills and exercises will help you prepare
Employee Health
People who have experienced a disaster may have special recovery needs

Promote Preparedness
Encourage your employees and their families to: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed

Protect Your Investment

In addition to emergency planning, there are steps you can take to both safeguard your company and secure your physical assets.

Insurance Coverage
Policies vary, meet with your provider to review current coverage
Equipment
Conduct a room-by-room walk-through to determine what needs to be secured.
Utility Disruptions
Prepare for extended outages during and after a disaster.

Building Air Protection
Assess the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.
Facilities, Buildings & Plants
Take steps to secure physical assets.
Cyber Security
Protect your data and information technology systems.

 

Last Updated 4/3/2009
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