Serious situations in the workplace can arise suddenly. When a disaster hits, there are several things you need to remember to keep your employees and your assets safe. If a workplace emergency, like a fire, hits your business, you need to have an action plan in place that lets everyone know what to do and when. For example, should your employees and staff members evacuate the building or shelter in place? With so many things to think about when an actual disaster happens, having a plan in place is crucial to survival. But where do you start?
Using services like those provided by SecureCore can set your business up for success during a workplace emergency. Our emergency preparedness software allows you to create effective emergency plans that you can then provide to your team. This software puts all the information needed in the event of a workplace emergency in one place which is easily accessible to those who need it – even if the power goes out or phone lines fail. Because we use a cloud-based system, the plan can be accessed from any mobile device.
Having a disaster plan in place and making sure your staff knows about it is the first thing to do before an emergency hits.
Steps to Take During an Active Emergency
- Call 9-1-1 and engage alarms: If you’re facing a fire or anything that you have an alarm for, immediately engage the alarm to alert everyone of the situation. Also, call emergency services to inform them of what’s happening and that you need assistance.
- Determine the next step: Some emergencies require an evacuation. However, in others (such as an active shooter situation, chemical spill, etc.) an evacuation can be the most dangerous thing and, instead, a shelter-in-place protocol should be followed.
- Follow the emergency plan: Once you’re sure everyone is clear of the building or safely sheltered inside, refer to your previously prepared emergency plan. Consulting the plan earlier rather than later could save you time, energy, and resources.
Disasters happen, but they don’t have to be the end of your story. Having access to thoughtful emergency response and recovery solutions can set your business up for success even in the face of adversity. Learn more about SecureCore’s disaster planning and preparedness software or multifamily properties today.