Is your small business disaster ready?
Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and fires are some of the things that might put your company as well as your way of life in jeopardy. In this post, we will explore some of the actions you can take to decrease the danger, and then, if the worst does happen, we will explain some of the steps you may take to get back on your feet safely as fast as possible.
It is possible for the lines between each employee’s specific role and the collection of responsibilities they are responsible for to get muddled throughout the course of their tenure with your company. It is essential to detail everyone’s roles in your disaster plan and make sure that everyone is aware of those responsibilities to be prepared to take the appropriate actions in the event of a catastrophe. In addition, it is essential to make sure that everyone is aware of the plan and their obligations.
Ensure that you always have access to alternative sources of power
In other circumstances, the structure as a whole might not be damaged or destroyed, but the electricity might be cut off. Give yourself a chance to engage in business, or at the very least, make sure that anything that relies on electricity, such as refrigerators, freezers, tanks for animals, etc., is kept running, and protect your stock by having a secondary source of power available, such as industrial engines and a new generator.
Make sure everyone on your crew is up to date
You have an obligation to make certain that any employees who were scheduled to work on that day are notified as quickly as is humanly practicable. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that a contact list is never out of reach. In addition, you need to have a backup plan for how you will pay your staff. You must make every effort to continue paying your employees as normal since it is possible that you will not have a staff when your company is back up and running after the interruption. If this is the case, you must try to continue paying your employees.
Inform your existing customers
Because your customers are the ones who keep your business viable, you owe it to them to keep them abreast of developments as promptly as you can. Post a note on the door if you are allowed to do so and if doing so is safe and acceptable. In the message, provide an explanation of the circumstances and let them know when you believe you will be able to reopen the business. Put up an announcement about it on your website, and then post it on the different social media sites that you frequent.
You can not stop something horrible from happening, but the steps you take to get ready for it and the way you deal with the aftermath may make the situation a little less stressful and help you get back to work as soon as you possibly can.