Businesses are also affected by disasters and costs can quickly add up if they are not able to provide their goods and services as usual. Planning now can help keep businesses and their employees in McKinney up and running and back to work much faster. Any organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place and practices for emergencies and disasters of all kinds.
Ready Business, a platform from FEMA, provides a very good planning tool for business continuity and crisis management. For business planning to be effective, it needs to take all hazards into account. Organizations should plan to stay in business, talk to their people and protect their investment.
Plan to Stay in Business
Plan to stay in business by using common sense along with available resources to take care of yourself, your coworkers and your business.
Be informed about what kind of hazards your business faces
Assess your business and the functions it serves
Keep employees and co-workers at the forefront of planning. You cannot run a business without anyone to work
Think about survival supplies like food, water and clean air
Consider sheltering-in-place and evacuation procedures
Learn about fire safety and preparedness
Receive training to respond to medical emergencies
Be prepared for the seasonal flu, as well as a pandemic influenza event
Involve Employees at all Levels in Emergency Preparedness
Practice plans, drills and exercises
Promote preparedness to employees for home and work
Plan for communication practices externally and internally
Discuss health plans and needs before and after a disaster
Protect Your Investment to Preserve Your Company & Secure Physical Assets
Review and update insurance policies
Prepare for utility disruptions and outages, and plan for alternate sources
Protect your facilities and buildings
Conduct walk-throughs to account for equipment and supplies
Assess your air protection and ways to improve air quality
Protect important data and technological infrastructure