Worksite injuries can happen under all sorts of circumstances, and safeguards are necessary to prevent those types of incidents from occurring. But one area where employers might be falling short is in disaster preparedness. Preparing for serious natural disasters is something that all businesses should emphasize, as evidenced by a new report from the Better Business Bureau.
Not only can an effective plan of action for a potential disaster make employees and employers alike feel more at ease about the workplace, it can foster a sense that things will remain secure even in the face of danger. Plus, it’s been shown that those companies with plans in place tend to bounce back more quickly from disaster. They don’t incur as much loss or as much damage, and they can get back into the swing of regular business more readily than can other businesses that aren’t as prepared.
Plans can be executed both following a disaster as while as in the midst of one. What’s important to take away is the need for total preparedness. Your business continuation plan needs to be all-encompassing, taking many factors into account and planning for all sorts of contingencies. Otherwise, the solvency of the entire company could be at stake.
This type of preparedness even extends to businesses in areas not typically known for their natural disasters. Even low-risk areas are put at risk sometimes, so it’s important for all businesses to be ready.