Disaster can strike at any time, including during business hours. Workplaces that are not prepared for an emergency situation, along with subsequent financial and personal losses, may not be able to continue trading. Preparing an emergency plan will help keep people as safe as possible. Follow the simple steps below to put together a workplace emergency plan.
List the following information:
Now you have a workplace emergency plan the next step is to ensure your staff are familiar with it. Encourage your staff to keep a supply of essential items they may need at work. Staff may also like to develop a personal workplace emergency plan.
Personal workplace emergency kit:
Disasters often bring about a period of rapid change. Business continuity preparation is vital if your organisation is to survive a disaster or emergency situation. A continuity plan will help your business to adjust to altered circumstances and minimise risk to operations. Being able to adapt to change will not only help your business get through, but it will also help to make the most of the opportunities that can present themselves during a recovery.
Think about ways your business could help other organisations and the community to get prepared.
Below are some useful links for helping to get your business prepared: