Preparing Your Business

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Businesses need a disaster plan ready ahead of time to protect their employees, their services, and the future of the business.

  • Analyze the risks associated with your business and its location. Identify ways to reduce risk and minimize potential hazards.
  • Be sure to address the goals and objectives of your preparedness plan. It may be helpful to appoint a program coordinator.
  • Include funds for emergency exercises, training, and supplies in your annual budget. It may also be helpful to annually review these expenses in order to improve their effectiveness.
  • Testing your emergency plan is vital to its success. Doing test runs will reveal weaknesses in your plan and help employees to fully understand their duties in the situation.
  • Address issues such as resource management, crisis communications, and employee support. Developing a plan to manage these areas will help to prevent panic and increase efficiency in an emergency.

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