The sky can fall or the ground can rise at any moment, leaving your company in tatters in the wake of a natural disaster. Get your business ready for the possibility of tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, and more with these disaster prep steps.
1. Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit
If a disaster hits unexpectedly, the lives of your employees and customers can depend on how close vital supplies are. Keep an emergency supply kit in stock according to the Red Cross guidelines, calculating the number of people as your typical number of employees and an average number of guests.
2. Develop and Implement Disaster Plans
Panic is dangerous in already tense situations. Keep people calm by having a clear plan of action for every type of disaster, eliminating the question of what to do from their minds.
3. Look for Disaster Readiness Resources
Our country does its best to look out for others, especially when circumstances veer out of control and into chaos. For example, small business owners may be eligible for disaster relief loans in the wake of an incident, but you’ll need to apply in order to take advantage of them. Check on the local, state, and federal levels for resources, and keep their contact information in your disaster prep kit from step one.
4. Seek an Outside Readiness Assessment
It can be hard to see where your disaster plans are lacking, especially if you don’t have any experience in managing similar situations. Once you’ve taken your first steps towards preparedness, call in an outside viewpoint like the Red Cross’s Ready Rating service to see how your company does.
5. Cover Your Business Assets with Commercial Property Insurance
The quickest way to recover from a disaster is to have the appropriate insurance plans in place. To give your business coverage against the overzealous winds of change, ask Saucon Insurance Agency for a quote on acquiring property insurance for your assets.