The moment an emergency occurs is not the time to decide how to handle it. Preparing for severe weather and its aftermath can help you keep your business on track despite the damages you sustain. Practices developed from and taught in STEM lesson plans can help you formulate a plan to protect your business during a natural disaster.
- Back Up Essential Information
While it’s a good idea to back up all your information on a regular basis anyway, the practice proves especially useful in times of crisis. When a natural disaster strikes, you will need immediate access to key pieces of information:
- Insurance policy and contact information
- Full employee roster
- Essential information needed for business continuity
- Plan Emergency Procedures
Your business should have emergency protocols for any possible natural disaster that might occur. Make a clear plan for the place building inhabitants need to go and plot the path to get there. Post maps around the building that are easy to read and understand. Delegate every task that will need to be accomplished during the plan to specific people ahead of time.
- Install Alert Systems
Being able to detect an approaching storm gives you more time to put your emergency plan into action. A lightning sensor system can tell you how far away lightning strikes and help predict how long the storm may take to arrive at your location. Make sure you have a way to inform everyone that the emergency protocols are being enacted, and test these methods regularly.
- Practice the Plan
The best-laid plans are not worth much if they don’t actually work when it counts. By practicing your plan with quarterly emergency drills, you can ensure that everyone understands them. This also helps you test the plan to see if it works or if there is something you need to tweak or add to it.
Preparing to handle a natural disaster can save you a lot of money and may even save lives. Contact a company that can set you up with proper alert systems and help you formulate a workable plan.