You, like most organizations, have an inclement weather plan that provides guidance when dangerous weather strikes. How much more effective could those plans be?
In 2015 there were 1259 reported tornadoes across the United States. December 23rd 2015 there were 39 tornadoes that caused 18 fatalities.
Our team understands that you have enough to worry about just managing your business so here are some things you can do this year to ensure your staff and facilities are safe.
STEP 1. Redevelop your business continuity plan- As you begin to redevelop your plan, the first step is to make sure all critical departments are represented. This will ensure critical functions are identified when preparing for weather disruptions including staff levels or loss of utilities.
STEP 2. Conduct a threat analysis – Are you located in tornado alley? A flood zone? On average, how many hurricanes does your town get in a five-year period? Make a list of every possible weather-related event that has or could occur. Consider the likelihood of new situations. Think also about how you are currently receiving weather information and think about how to improve that.
Receiving timely and accurate information provides the ability to act when necessary but also prevents false alarms that can be costly disruptions.
STEP 3. Be ready at all times – Evacuation orders, safety and health hazards, or damaged infrastructures may prevent employees from reporting to assigned locations in a timely manner. Identify alternative, prioritized gathering places and contact arrangements for employees to meet after a disaster. In addition, consider the credentials employees will need for gaining access into a disaster area, as authorities may restrict entry.
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