Business Planning & Mitigation
In recognition of the National Preparedness Month of September, we continue with some recommended business planning activities that should be performed to prepare organizations for potential hazards and emergencies that their businesses may encounter. Whether there is a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or storm damage, a health hazard such as a viral epidemic or bacterial contamination, or other emergency due to an accident, equipment failure, or even an act of violence or terrorism, business emergency plans are essential for sustaining business operations and keeping staff and customers safe.
There are many resources organizations can use to plan for emergencies, including the Ready Business Toolkits put together by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which offer business leaders step-by-step guides to planning for specific types of emergencies. Each toolkit contains the following sections: Identifying risk, Developing a plan, Taking action, and Being recognized and inspiring others (https://www.ready.gov/business). Another resource is the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, which can help minimize business interruptions by having an immediate plan of action and knowing what to do in advance should an emergency occur (https://ready.SERVPRO.com). These and any other types of emergency preparedness plans should focus on prevention, mitigation actions, return to operations, and business continuity following a disaster.
SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is here to help for your commercial mitigation needs. We offer fire and water restoration services, mold remediation, and even biohazard cleanup. This includes our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program, which offers a high standard of cleaning for workplace COVID-19 infections and other viral pathogens. Call us at (734) 299-7006 for a consultation and estimate whenever mitigation is needed for your business!