Not only are you responsible for your family, but you are also responsible for your employees. Are they safe? Will they have a job to return to? How will the weather emergency affect company operations? How soon can we be up and running? These are all questions many business owners ask themselves during a high state of emergency.
Are You Aware of All the Hazards Associated with Weather Emergencies?
During and after severe weather, a variety of hazards often develop. Make sure you and your employees know what to do in case of hazards like broken windows, collapsed walls, handling debris, etc.
Do You Have an Emergency Action Plan in Place?
An Emergency Action Plan should include information regarding:
It is best to formulate a team in charge of developing the Emergency Action Plan. Team members should analyze all potential hazards and probability of hazards occurring, outline response procedures for all potential emergencies, conduct training to assure all personnel are aware of their role, and asses or amend the plan as necessary. The Emergency Action Plan should also outline Emergency Action Communication procedures. How will employees be notified of severe weather? How will they notify their supervisor of safety? Are there other means of communication other than mobile phones?
Are You Prepared for Flooding?
Do You Have a “Shelter In Place” Location?
BONUS TIP: Check with your insurance provider to update any newly purchased equipment or changes to policies. Always make sure you understand what the policy actually covers.
SRP Environmental provides a variety of services relating to emergency preparedness. SRP provides risk management and safety training services to companies throughout the United States. SRP also has a Large Loss and Disaster Response division to assist your company after severe weather strikes. For More Information Contact Us Directly at (866) 222-4972.