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How to Create Your Company’s Emergency Preparedness Plan

Having a plan in place during emergencies for your business is key to making sure your employees and customers stay safe.

While it may seem difficult to start fleshing out your emergency plan, there are plenty of resources available to make sure you develop one that’s best for your company. According to Ready, a government organization dedicated to creating emergency preparedness plans, there are five steps necessary in developing your preparedness program:

  1. Program Management: What you need to “organize, develop and administer your preparedness program.”
  2. Planning: What information you need to know about your business to begin examining what hazards your company should address.
  3. Implementation: Your written down preparedness plan that covers areas such as resource management, emergency response, crisis communication, business continuity, etc.
  4. Testing and Exercises: Put your plan into action to determine whether your plan is actually effective.
  5. Program Improvement: Times change, people change, and regulations change, so make sure you change with them by regularly scheduling reviews of your preparedness plan.

If you are still doubting the need for your business to have an emergency preparedness plan, then don’t take our word for it. Ready has plenty of case studies from major companies such as Morgan Stanley, Equity Technologies, and Penn State University reaffirming the value of a solid emergency preparedness plan.

If you don’t have a plan of your own, get one started today, and check out Emergency Lighting’s stock of smoke alarms, lights, and accessories made to get you through any emergency.