Does Your Business Have a Plan?
How quickly your company can get back to business after a hurricane, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done beforehand. The global pandemic is another emergency situation that has affected almost every business in the United States this year. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Only 50% of businesses are able to reopen following a disaster. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place and practice for all kinds of emergencies. This year, a big focus is on implementing social distancing measures and letting your customers know that you have a new, higher standard of clean to protect their health. Learn about our program providing professional cleaning services: Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing for any kind of disaster.
Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Begin by identifying operations that are critical to survival and recovery. Then carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, material, procedures, and equipment are absolutely essential to keep the business operating.
Review Insurance Coverage
Understand what your policy does and does not cover. Check with your provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Inadequate coverage can lead to major financial loss.
Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Communication with your employees is central before, during, and after a disaster. Be sure to share emergency information with your staff.
Practice the Emergency Plan
The ability to evacuate workers and customers effectively can save lives. Establish evacuation producers and ensure your staff knows the route.
Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Install exit signs, fire extinguishers, and smoke alarms, and detectors in appropriate areas.
Improve Cyber Security
By using anti-virus software, firewalls, and secure passwords, will better protect your business’s data and information.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of Katy / Cypress and SERVPRO of Champions / 1960 is locally owned and operated so we are part of your community too. When you have a fire, flooding, water emergency, or need professional cleaning and disinfecting, we’re already nearby and ready to help.
As cleaning and property damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored thoroughly and your business ready to reopen quickly. Call us today.