Prepare Accordingly: a Guide for Billings Business Owners
The benefit of a well-constructed emergency response plan is preparedness
for the worst. By taking time to examine how a disaster could impact
business operations, you can take steps to prevent even worse fallout. No
one disaster response plan fits all needs, so it’s a good idea to tailor
your plan to your business’s needs. Here are a few factors you need to
consider when creating your plan.
Be knowledgeable about natural disasters common near you.
While a good emergency response plan is flexible to fit most
situations, the best plans are focused on problems that are more likely to
impact your organization. While creating your plan, take time to factor in
common threats to your business, like flooding or fires.
Do a risk assessment.Frequently, it’s the little details that make
a difference in disaster response. Do a walkthrough of your business. Look
for areas that could cause a problem during a disaster, like blocked
evacuation routes or faulty emergency equipment.
Design for possible scenarios.Does your business have evacuation
plans for disabled employees? Are you prepared for power outages? What
about securing your building after it is damaged? Take time to factor in
as many possible scenarios as you can while creating your emergency plan.