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How to Minimize a Natural Disaster in the Workplace

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A business owner sitting on a desk in a destroyed office space pondering what to do next SERVPRO of St. Louis Central can help get this mess back to "like it never even happened."

Mother nature is unpredictable. From tornadoes to flooding and hail damage, disasters can seriously impact your business. Not only can they damage the property and equipment, but they can prevent employees from getting to work. Make sure to invest in business insurance and take precautions to lower your risk of natural disaster damage. Check out these tips to reduce your risk of disaster damage and to help your business stay afloat during an emergency situation

  • Backup your company files and store them in a safe, off-site location. Losing your files would be detrimental to your business. Many companies offer off site server options to store confidential information securely.
  • Anchor down large heavy equipment and cabinets. In the event of a disaster, they could topple over causing injury to those nearby.
  • Use fire-resistant building materials. Whether you’re replacing the roof or changing out the property’s landscape, be sure to make them as fire-resistant as possible.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on every floor where it can be easily accessed during an emergency. In the event of a fire, they can stop it from becoming more dangerous.
  • Reinforce doors and windows to protect against strong forces. From wind to hail, windows and doors need to withstand the impact.
  • Have an emergency kit on hand. Complete with a first aid, non-perishable food, water, and flashlight. An emergency preparedness kit can make a huge difference in keeping the office staff safe.
  • Implement an emergency plan and make sure employees know how to respond in the event of an emergency. That way you’ll keep everyone safe.

 As always, if you or any business you know is affected by storm damage, call your local experts at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central for help!


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