Balance work and family needs before a natural disaster
Business owners need to brace for natural disasters to be able to recover quickly and remain in business.
But preparing for an earthquake or flood also requires preparations at home. Your business may not run well if a disaster has torn up your family life, or vice versa.
Personal preparedness goes hand in hand with business continuity plans for business owners.
RASI SAFETY TV has some great videos on how to prepare. Our Retro members can access even more information in the Safety Library in the Emergency Preparedness section. Please take some time to review your current personal plan and update it as needed.
A personal preparedness plan resembles a business recovery plan:
- Mitigate: What can you do to make your personal environment safer?
- Communicate: How will you communicate with loved ones? Do you have an outside-the-area contact set up?
- Prepare: What are the supplies you need and where will you store them?
- Don’t forget to arrange for those with special needs in your family; seniors, infants/children and pets.
WRA employs Rick Means as a Safety Specialist who is available to members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943.9198 x18, or firstname.lastname@example.org.