Top Five Things To Prepare For In A Business Disaster in Framingham
No matter what disaster your business may face, here are five simple ways you can prepare before, during, and after a natural disaster.
- Create an emergency operations plan: If a natural disaster struck your business, what would happen in the hours that follow? Who would be in charge? Would employees be allowed to work remotely? There are so many critical questions to ask.
You will want to create an Emergency Readiness Plan for your business. As you draft your plan, make sure it addresses the following areas:
- Outline a way to communicate and make sure the contact information you have with each employee is updated.
- If a natural disaster occurs while at work, does everyone know how to safely evacuate the building?
- Back up important data: No matter what your business is you will want to safely store important business paperwork. Put paperwork in an off-site location and make copies as needed. Don’t forget about the benefits of being in the cloud either.
- Meet with an insurance advisor: It’s wise to meet with your insurance advisor and review your company’s existing coverage. You may find you need to invest in additional coverage depending on the area where you conduct business.
- Maintain communication: It is important to communicate with employees, clients, and customers. Your plan should detail how communication will be maintained during the disaster and its aftermath.
- 5. Regroup in your community: Small businesses impacted by a natural disaster generally do not come out of it as though nothing has happened. It may take business longer to rebuild. For some small businesses, a natural disaster is enough to close business entirely. If your business is back up and running, now is the time to offer a helping hand to other businesses.
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