Businesses

Every Business Should Have An Emergency Plan.
...it can save lives, company assets, and your ENTIRE business.

Plan To Stay In Business
  • Be Informed: Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your company.
  • Continuity Planning: Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally.
  • Emergency Planning: Your employees and co-workers are your business’s most important and valuable asset.
  • Emergency Supplies: Think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.
  • Deciding to Stay or Go: Shelter-in-place or evacuate, plan for both possibilities.
  • Fire Safety: Fire is the most common of all business disasters.
  • Medical Emergencies: Take steps that give you the upper hand in responding to medical emergencies.
  • Influenza Pandemic: The federal government, states, communities and industry are taking steps to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
Talk To Your People
  • Involve Co-Workers: Include people from all levels in emergency planning.
  • Practice the Plan: Drills exercises will help you prepare.
  • Promote Preparedness: Encourage your employees and their families to: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be informed.
  • Crisis Communication Plan: Detail how you will be in contact with employees, customers and others during and after a disaster.
  • Employee Health: People who have experienced a disaster may have special recovery needs.
Protect Your Investment
  • Insurance Coverage: Policies vary; meet with your provider to review current coverage.
  • Utility Disruptions: Prepare for extended outages during and after a disaster.
  • Facilities, Buildings & Plants: Take steps to secure physical assets.
  • Equipment: Conduct a room-by-room walk-through to determine what needs to be secured.
  • Building Air Protection: Assess the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.
  • Cyber Security: Protect your data and information technology systems. www.ready.gov/business
For more information, visit Ready Business website.