Emergencies 2018-06-21T15:43:59+00:00

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In the wake of recent disastrous events including hurricanes, earthquakes, extremely low temperatures and wildfires that are happening all across the globe, any business or a startup company must be thinking about updating or coming up with their emergency management and emergency response plan.

When the disaster strikes, you must be thoroughly prepared.

1.Learn Everything There Is To Know About Your Business

Knowing all the ropes about your business and the niche you are in can be critical for your long-term career. Learning all the dynamics of your markets is key, and while being focused on your day-to-day should currently be your number one priority in order for your business to move forward, thinking about big picture stuff must not be neglected.

2.A Strong Management Team Goes A Long Way

Building a strong and avid team around you is crucial. The most important asset your company possesses is human capital.

3.Focus On The Long-Term Game

Any company should be investing in its infrastructure, sales/marketing strategies, and its employees, for only then will you be able to build a business capable of winning the long-term game. Big investors are always looking for the companies that are in for the long haul.

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Emergency management is an important aspect of launching a startup business. It involves managing responsibilities and resources necessary for properly dealing with emergencies, and it should include the following stages:

  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

According to the World Health Organization, an ‘emergency’ happens when normal procedures of a company are interrupted, and there’s an immediate need for taking drastic measures in order to prevent the state of emergency turning into a disaster.

The main aim of Emergency Management is to reduce the risk and any possible harmful effects of all potential hazards to a minimum, which is why it is crucial for a young company to possess a thorough Emergency Management department.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness has been on everybody’s mind lately, and for a good reason. Your business is required to possess a written emergency response plan if you have 10 or more employees, while startups with less than 10 employees are allowed to have their plan shared orally with their workers.

However, all companies must have an up-to-date emergency management branch and a relevant emergency response plan that is able to deal with all possible emergencies and crises. You must be prepared for dealing with natural disasters that are frequent in your area, but you also must have a plan for all known risks in the facility in which your company is located, which should include all possible risks at all levels of your startup company.

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