Disasters and emergencies often strike with little or no warning, but their effects can hurt a business for weeks or longer.
Whether it’s a superstorm such as Hurricane Sandy or recent tornadoes or floods, these disasters are reminders of the importance of being prepared. Many businesses that were affected are open today because they had planned ahead and taken some very basic actions to get ready – and the American Red Cross has programs that help businesses.
The Ready Rating™ program is a free, web-based program that helps businesses, schools and other organizations to assess their readiness level for events that could potentially disrupt their operations. Members complete a self-paced assessment and received instant, customized feedback with resources to improve their score. Program features include:
First Aid Emergency Drills
The First Aid Emergency Drills program provides organizations with realistic simulations to test their ability to respond to medical emergencies. Drills are customizable and organizations receive a post-drill report, feedback and coaching.
FedEx, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross are joining forces to offer insight into what people can do now to help keep businesses up and running when a disaster threatens to slow or shut it down. Representatives are co-presenting at America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. this week.
Be a leader. Take the initiative to help the company you work for and the organizations you are affiliated with prepare for disasters and emergencies. Get started today.