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Is Your Business Prepared For Anything?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Is Your Business Prepared For Anything? 

Natural disasters occurring are inevitable. Although natural disasters are unpredictable and sporadic, most Pickens County businesses do not have an emergency plan in place or wait until it is too late to prepare. After a major disaster, the Institute for Business and Home Safety estimates that around a quarter of businesses can not reopen with an Emergency Ready Plan provided by SERVPRO of Pickens County, your business can avoid being part of the statistic. An ERP is 100% free and can serve as your insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Being "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they do not necessarily have to be.

Is Your Plan Up to Date?

Did you know OSHA requires all businesses to have an emergency response plan? If your company employs more than ten people, you must have a written emergency plan. You should review your emergency plan and update it at least once a year. Your emergency plan needs to be up to date with current records, contacts, and guidelines. Updating your emergency plan can be time-consuming and confusing; by utilizing an ERP from SERVPRO of Pickens County, that process is streamlined. With an ERP, we will compile all your records, high-priority contacts, and guidelines for handling an emergency into one file that you can access 24/7 via our app or online. We will also provide you with emergency shut-off tags to place around your business and identify any high-priority areas at no cost. An ERP establishes SERVPRO of Pickens County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Your ERP saves time and allows our crews to begin working immediately should you need it. 

Train Your Staff on Your Plan

You and your staff must know what to do and how to respond in the event of an emergency. It is imperative you coach your employees on their role in response to a disaster. If Pickens County officials are advising evacuation or for you to seek shelter wherever you are, it is vital to educate each employee on their role in emergency response. Identify safe spots within your building if you need to seek shelter. Remind your employees and staff to avoid elevators and only use the stairways in case of an emergency. 

Keep Emergency Supplies Handy

It is a good idea to invest in an emergency kit for the office. Make sure your kit contains shelf-stable food, water, and first aid supplies. These supplies will help you and your staff if you must shelter-in-place and ensure no one has to leave for any reason until the threat has passed. 

If your business is damaged due to a fire, storm, or other incidents, SERVPRO of Pickens County is here for you. Our commercial restoration technicians are ready 24/7, 365 days a year, so you are guaranteed a quick response. Call us anytime to report your damage. We'll make it "Like it never even happened." For more information on creating your ERP, click here

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