In continuance with National Preparedness Month, Titan wants to share a few valuable tips on how to keep your business prepared for emergency situations, such as natural disasters, fires, potential terrorist attacks, and other workplace disturbances:
- Create an emergency plan for your business and practice it at least once every six months with all staff
- Have an electronic copy of your emergency plan ready to be sent out during the time an emergency occurs
- Review your emergency plan and update it to account for any changes in building structure, stairwells, staff members, etc.
- Delegate one person to take the lead in facilitating safety procedures and helping staff safely exit the building
- Practice your evacuation plan with all staff and designate a place to meet after safely exiting the building
- Record and find solutions to any issues that occurred during the drill
- Ensure that your business has emergency plans for all categories of an emergency: natural disasters, fires, active shooters, potential terrorist attacks, etc.
- Discuss the steps your business will take to communicate with staff during an emergency– will it be
- Keep a contact list of all staff members and clients
- Review your insurance policy to ensure that your business would be covered in all emergency situations (fires, floods, tornadoes, etc).
- Create an emergency financial kit with a list of your company’s assets and store it in a place that is easily accessible during the time of an emergency
- Store extra supplies in your building in case you need to be in lockdown, or a safe exit is not possible
- Check the news and weather reports to stay updated on alerts
For more information on how to prepare your business for an emergency, click on the following link: https://www.ready.gov/september