DISASTER SAFETY PLANS

Comprehensive Disaster Plans help anticipate possible natural disasters that may affect your business. A well crafted plan will introduce measures to not only minimize the initial effects on occupants and property (equipment, documents, and intellectual) but will also help in stabilizing and recovering after.

In a disaster, the local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. You need to be prepared ahead of time because you will not have time to shop or search for supplies when a disaster strikes.

Most disasters are natural disasters, the result of some force of nature such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. Some natural disasters can be predicted such as hurricanes and severe weather, while others like tornadoes and earthquakes happen with little or no warning.

The objective of a comprehensive disaster preparedness plan is to anticipate possible natural disasters that may affect your area and introduce measures to reduce the effects on occupants and property (equipment, documents, and intellectual) should a disaster occur.

 

General Disaster Plan Contents

 

A Disaster Plan will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your company, staff, and premises. However, a common Disaster Plan will include the following:

 

  • A description of all positions with responsibilities
  • A specific chapter for each type of applicable emergency
  • Responsibilities related to the applicable emergency for each person bearing responsibilities
  • Content on how to react and whom to respond to
  • Disaster maps that show the locations of emergency supplies, systems, and escape paths

 

Common Disasters

 

Some examples of disasters situations we can help you prepare for:

  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Blizzards/Winter storms
  • Hydroelectric power failure
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Burns
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Hazardous material accidents
  • Propane or oil leaks/spills
  • Dangerous goods
  • Mental health emergencies