How You Can Prepare Your Business for the Threat of Severe Weather | SERVPRO of Marietta West
The threat of severe weather is something that all businesses are likely to face at some point—and because severe weather can happen at any time of the day and during any season, being prepared at all times is the best strategy for ensuring your business is protected and you and your staff can remain safe.
If you are hoping to boost your severe weather preparedness and are not sure where to start, look no further! We have some tips below about how you can prepare your business for the threat of severe weather and boost your safety in your commercial space, too.
Tips for Preparing Your Business for Severe Weather
| Identify Your Threats | Understanding the types of severe weather that are likely to threaten your business is key to ensuring you are able to plan for them. Perhaps you know your business is in an area prone to flooding, or you are more concerned with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Regardless of the threat, identifying it is a great first step.
| Put a Plan in Place for Sheltering | If severe weather strikes while you and your staff are on site, it is important that everyone knows exactly where to go. Choose an area of your building that will be as protected as possible in case of bad weather—ideally, a room on the ground floor or in the basement with no windows or external walls. Make sure to communicate this safe area directly to your staff members so they know exactly where to head.
| Make Sure You Have the Essentials | Oftentimes, severe weather will result in a loss of power, in addition to requiring employees to shelter in place for an extended period of time while the threat passes. Stock your sheltering spot up with essentials such as water, food, flashlights (and their corresponding batteries) and first-aid supplies. That way everyone can stay safe and comfortable for the duration of the severe weather threat, and there is no reason anyone would need to leave the shelter area before it is safe to do so.
*If your business has damage due to severe weather, our commercial restoration experts are here to help. SERVPRO of Marietta West is here 24/7 to respond rapidly—contact us today at (770) 428-5467 for immediate help/emergency service or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to learn more about our commercial mitigation and restoration services.