Why Your Business Needs an Emergency Plan | SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton
Over the last several years, there has been an increase of natural disaster occurrences. When you look at the statistics, natural disasters are not only happening more often, they are also getting stronger and leaving behind even more damage than ever before.
You can’t rely on statistics alone, though, and there is always the very real possibility that you might not ever experience a natural disaster. Even so, there is always the potential for a manmade disaster to happen and leave your business in trouble.
Thinking about all the ways your business might be affected by a disaster might be a hard thing to do, but when you are unprepared, you could be facing damage that leaves you facing long-term interruptions. When you have a plan of action that you can take before, during and after an event occurs, you can mitigate your losses and get back to work faster.
As natural disasters continue to become more frequent, making a plan can mean your employees will be safer and your business might be able to avoid extensive damage. The first step to creating a plan that will protect your people and keep your business safe is gaining a better understanding of the potential threats you might face. When you know what to prepare for, you can stay ahead of flooding, fire or storm damage.
Disasters, whether manmade or from Mother Nature, don’t just create physical damage, they are also one of the most costly events a business can face. When you have a plan, you can keep your employees safe and ensure your finances stay on track.
When you plan ahead, you can get back to business after a disaster fast. A lot of businesses that experience damage from either a natural or manmade disaster never find a way to reopen again. With a plan, you will know exactly what to do in order to keep work going while repairs are made to your building.
Creating a plan can feel like a daunting task, but when you partner with SERVPRO® , we will work with you to create a unique plan that matches your specific needs. Our Emergency Ready Plan can be completely customized to cover anything and everything your business needs.
In order to create your plan, our crew will come out and assess your needs in order to start creating the perfect path for your business. During this free assessment, we will walk you through how to handle a disaster before, during and after.
Before a disaster strikes, your plan will cover what steps you and your team can take. This might mean packing up paperwork or preparing your staff to begin working remotely, but it could also lay out how to prepare your building in order to mitigate damage. The goal before a storm will be ensuring safety and doing everything you can to prevent damage, as well as making sure everyone knows what to do the moment you so “go.”
Communication will be another crucial part of your Emergency Ready Plan. A chain of command will be laid out for before, during and after the event occurs so that everyone knows what to expect every step of the way.
After a disaster occurs, our team can immediately respond to your property in order to start restorations while your team will know where to go and how to keep the work flow going. If working remotely isn’t a possibility for your business, your guide can also include alternate physical work locations for your team to report to as soon as it is safe to do so.
Your disaster plan should be the total package, and the Emergency Ready Plan is just that. With a plan that covers every possible need, you can avoid both financial losses and a potential long-term closure.
When you create an Emergency Ready Plan, it is tailored to meet your unique needs—and it comes with 24⁄7 availability and the backing of a national brand. That means your business is put back together faster and you don’t miss a moment of work.
Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.