Preparing for Severe Weather

ws-solutions-june-2017Every company should have a written disaster program in place that outlines the procedures for monitoring and responding to changes in weather conditions, as well as the process of communicating severe weather advisories and alerts to employees. The program should have important information outlined, including:

  • The types of alert systems used
  • Designated shelter locations
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Disaster recovery procedures
  • Communication and notification systems
  • Facility closing procedures and call-in phone numbers
  • Information technology systems used

Within the written program, management needs to designate responsibility for monitoring weather to a specific individual, department or team, who should be thoroughly trained on the company’s program. Some resources for preparedness planning for your business include:

Click here to access our Severe Weather Safety campaign for more information and valuable resources.