Being prepared could save your business
A natural disaster can strike no matter where you live in the U.S. You have hurricanes on the east coast, earthquakes on the west coast, and tornadoes in the middle. In this two-part series, we look at the importance of developing an emergency plan and the basic steps to take in either a natural or human-created emergency.
So, why is it so important to have a well developed emergency action plan? According to studies conducted by the Gartner Group in recent years, 60 percent of businesses are unprepared for disasters and emergencies, and 40 percent of companies that experience a disaster go out of business within five years (EmergencyPlan.com). Without a well-defined emergency plan, your company will likely struggle or fail to remain in business after an emergency.
The purpose of an emergency plan is to organize actions during an emergency. A well-developed workplace emergency strategy and proper employee training may result in fewer injuries to employees and customers and less structural damage to business.
The following three sections should be included in your plan:
Original article: NPA Summer 2015