As we continue our discussions on being ready for a business interruption, an Evacuation Plan is important to assist in preparedness. Here are some suggested tasks to begin building your Evacuation Plan:
- Identify “safe” areas for Staff in case of weather or other emergencies
- Establish a triage area that is readily accessible by emergency vehicles
- Identify and periodically test evacuation methodology for each location
- Establish a process to account for all employees after an evacuation or to meet at internal safe location through an Emergency Communication Plan
- Determine what will be done if a location is unusable – components to consider:
- Safety is first
- Use a defined alert method
- Define the “point person” (and his/her back-up) responsible to execute an evacuation, as well as who will make critical decisions if evacuation is needed
Aldridge Kerr can assist you in building an Evacuation Plan. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.
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