Make a Business Emergency Plan

Your business’s emergency plan should include safety information, workplace evacuation guidance, contact information for essential workers, and emergency procedures to safeguard employees, equipment, and vital records. An emergency plan should be shared with all employees and is a critical piece in making the difference between an emergency and a disaster.

Make a Continuity of Operations Plan

A continuity of operations plan (COOP) should assign responsibility for your business’s operations as well as establishing lines of authority in case critical staff are missing or unable to report to work. An effective COOP will also detail what will happen if you are unable to do business immediately following a disaster.