Ready Business Plan
A plan should be established and resources should be on hand, or quickly, available to prepare a facility.
The plan should also include a process for damage assessment, salvage, protection of undamaged property and cleanup following an incident.
An understanding of what can happen will enable you to determine resource requirements and to develop plans and procedures to prepare your business.
The emergency plan should be consistent with your performance objectives.
These actions to minimize further damage and business disruption are examples of property conservation.
Use of fire extinguishers by trained employees can extinguish a small fire.The second priority is the stabilization of the incident.There are many actions that can be taken to stabilize an incident and minimize potential damage.Build your emergency response plan using this worksheet.When there is a hazard within a building such as a fire or chemical spill, occupants within the building should be evacuated or relocated to safety.If a transportation accident on a nearby highway results in the release of a chemical cloud, the fire department may warn to “shelter-in-place.” To protect employees from an act of violence, “lockdown” should be broadcast and everyone should hide or barricade themselves from the perpetrator.Protective actions for life safety include: Your emergency plan should include these protective actions.Sound the evacuation signal during planned drills so employees are familiar with the sound.Make sure that there are sufficient exits available at all times.A call for help to public emergency services that provides full and accurate information will help the dispatcher send the right responders and equipment.An employee trained to administer first aid or perform CPR can be lifesaving.