Quick Tips


  1. Evaluate your surroundings by looking for any items that can be blown away easily and move them to a safe place
  2. Have plywood and other related items to protect your windows and doors
  3. Consider a generator for back-up power
  4. Cover all equipment with plastic bags, tarps, etc. to prevent water damage
  5. Create an emergency contact list including employee emergency contact information
  6. Create a list of critical business contractors and others whom you will use in an emergency
  7. Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your company both internally and externally. Decide in advance what you will do if your building is unusable
  8. Talk to utility service providers about potential alternatives and identify back-up options
  9. Set up a telephone call tree, password-protected page on the company website, email alert or call-in voice recording to communicate with employees in an emergency
  10. Provide first aid and CPR training to key co-workers
  11. Use and keep up-to-date computer anti-virus software and firewalls. Backup your records and critical data. Keep a copy off-site
  12. Using a licensed professional, purchase, install and pre-wire a generator to the building’s essential electrical circuits. Provide for other utility alternatives and back-up options
  13. Consider using a security professional to evaluate and/or create your disaster preparedness and business continuity plan

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