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Emergency Planning For Your Greenville County Business.

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Emergency Planning For Your Greenville County Business.

Tornadoes, storms, and other natural disasters are inevitable. Although these are unpredictable and can be sporadic in the upstate, it is crucial to have an emergency plan for your business. Most Greenville County businesses do not have an emergency plan or wait until it is too late to prepare. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is key to timely and successful mitigation. The Institute for Business and Home Safety estimates that around a quarter of businesses can not reopen after a major disaster. With an Emergency Ready Plan provided by SERVPRO of South Greenville County,your businesscan 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?

OSHA requires all businesses to have an emergency response plan. If your company employs more than ten people, you are required to have a written emergency plan. You need to review your emergency plan and update it at least once a year. Your emergency plan needs to include current records for the gas, electric, and water company, employee and maintenance contacts, and guidelines for emergency response. An ERP from SERVPRO of South Greenville County can simplify this process. With an ERP, we will collect all your records, high-priority contacts, and guidelines for handling an emergency and compile those 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 to you. An ERP establishes SERVPRO of South Greenville County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Your ERP will save you time and allows our crews to begin working immediately should you need it. 

Train Your Staff on Your Emergency Plan

You and your staff must know what to do and how to respond in the event of a disaster. If Greenville 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 office 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 enough shelf-stable food, water, and first aid supplies for everyone. 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 has damage from a fire, storm, or other incidents, SERVPRO of South Greenville 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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