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Business Preparedness

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Train your employees

If there were a major disaster today, would your employees know what to do? 

Do you have a system to alert everyone to evacuate, shelter in place, and lock down the building? 

Do you have someone designated as the "lead" during an emergency? 

Are your employees aware of who can speak on behalf of the business after a disaster?

Are they familiar with their responsibilities for building and information security?  

Are they expected to show up for work following a disaster?

  Ready Rating, free from the American Red Cross, is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety's Business Continuity Planning page has a wealth of resources, including a business continuity toolkit.

The Prepare My Business website contains: education, planning, testing and disaster assistance resources.

Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.

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