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