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Recipe for a Business Preparedness Plan

Recipe for a Business Preparedness Plan

Your business may have a quality business insurance policy, but does it have a preparedness plan in place to protect you and your employees during the emergency?

A business preparedness plan needs to include measures to protect your employees, property, data, and inventory from all kinds of disasters. In order to be fully prepared for the unknown disasters of the future, you have to plan ahead and practice for emergency situations. A business preparedness plan is not only a sound investment in your company, but it can also help keep your employees and staff safe.

The Plan Recipe

  • Research your area and determine which natural and man-made disasters could affect your area. For example: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, rising sea-levels, record-breaking heat, pollution, oil-spills, et cetera.
  • Ask yourself these questions to help shape your plan:
    – Can my business continue to operate if the current location is not accessible?
    – Do our employees know what to do in such a situation?
    – Is the security team ready to respond to emergencies?
  • A physical manual should be created for both security and personnel to follow. The manual should include the evacuation plan, back-up work locations, emergency contact numbers, and communications procedures.
  • After assessing all of the risks to your business, you should consult with your insurance agent. Talk to your insurance agent about the policies required in order to ensure you are covered. It’s important to note that the majority of business insurance policies do not cover earthquakes or flood damage.

A security can help detect dangers before they become full-on threats. Contact the security professionals at Cornwall Security Services, serving Ventura County and the surrounding Westlake areas, for more safety and security practices.

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