It is impossible to predict how a disaster will effect a business's normal operations. However, businesses can combat this by being prepared and aware of potential threats prior to an incident. According to FEMA, up to 40 % of small businesses never recover after being hit by a major disaster. With that being said, when a disaster or major emergency occurs, it pays to be ready. There are simple steps a business can take to be ready for any kind of hazard.
Think about these questions in regards to your place of business.
What potential hazards does your work face?
Do all workers know what to do during an emergency?
Does your place of business have company emergency plans or procedures?
Does the company have back up plans or a Plan B?
Are company emergency procedures tested regularly (e.g., Fire drills,exercises, etc.)?
Are the plans or procedures current and accurate?
Are there any gaps in the plans or procedures?
What are the risks if not properly prepared?
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Check out: www.ready.gov/business
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