As the old saying goes “better safe than sorry”. By developing an emergency preparedness plan, your business can be better prepared for many of the events that could derail it, like natural disasters such as flooding and fire, or human-caused hazards such as accidents or technology-related malfunctions.
Having a preparedness plan in place ensures that your customers will know what steps to take in an emergency situation. For assistance in developing a full preparedness program, you should visit www.ready.gov/business, which will walk you through the steps of creating, managing, implementing and testing the program, as well as training employees on what to do. This site shows them how to create a business contingency plan that details the roles of everyone on the contingency team and an emergency response plan that outlines the steps to be taken in different scenarios.
You can also provide your business customers with some basic guidance on how to develop a plan using our new Pre-Loss Preparedness Guide. It is full of information about the resources needed and steps necessary in creating a customized plan for your business.