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August 24, 2016 Disaster Response Team 0 Comments

Preparedness in the Workplace during a Major Storm or Hurricane

As the tropics are heating up with activity, Hurricane Preparedness is a topic of discussion. People usually remember to be prepared at their home with supplies, however will forget the workplace. Hurricane winds or flood waters from a major storm will harm any property in it’s path.

As a result, pre-planning leads to better protection for the employees, property, and equipment. Follow the steps below to lessen damages to your commercial property.

  1. Pre written action plan for emergencies

    – Employers need to have a pre written action plan for employees. This plan can be given to the employees to take action within their space before leaving the office.

Examples include:

  • Secure loose items such as scissors, staplers, reams of paper, etc.
  • Contain valuables in a safe or locked area.
  • Turn off computers and other equipment.
  • Remove items from the refrigerator.
  • Place customer files into a locked area.
  1. Assign a group to be the emergency task force.

    By assigning 2-5 people, depending on the size of your company, you will have a few people that can perform and oversee other precautions are taken before the major storm or hurricane.

Examples include:

  • Take a photo inventory of the various offices, assets, and equipment.
  • Check there are batteries, flashlights, and other emergency supplies in the office.
  • Secure doors and windows in the event of an emergency.
  1. Remove items from floor, if possible.

    As storm waters rise, the office may flood. By lifting items such as plants, boxes, and chairs off of the floor, it will  alleviate further water damages to those items.

  2. Send staff home. Their safety is a priority.

    After the commercial property has been prepared for the severe storm or hurricane, remember your staff will need time to prepare their own properties.

Take the time to plan ahead of the storm, use your staff, and keep emergency supplies on hand. The right preparation leads to very little effort and thirty minutes to an hour of time right before the storm. Not only will this help before the storm, but will get your business back up and running in no time! Be prepared and not scared when a storm is nearby!

Fire Damage Service

Fire Damage Service

   Disaster Response Team can be on site securing, boarding up, and evaluating the loss within minutes of a call.

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Water Damage Service

Water Damage Service

Emergency

that is the word that comes to mind when your home or property is threatened by water damage.  The feeling that ensues is one of pure panic! Disaster Response Team understands  whether its a small leak or large loss due to flooding, time is of the utmost importance.

Call Disaster Response Team when your home or property is being threatened by water damage.

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Storm Damage Service

Storm Damage Service

 Are you prepared?

 Hurricanes, Tornadoes and flooding are just a few of the things that can wreak havoc on your home or property.  

Are you and your family prepared?

We can help.  Disaster Response Team has a team of highly trained professionals that have years of experience in the clean-up process after a storm.

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Mold Damage Service

Mold Damage Service

Mold Breeds

in Warm, Wet Environments and Presents a Hazard to People’s Health and Belongings and can spread quickly if left unchecked.

If you have a Mold problem call Disaster Response Team.

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