Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5th-11th 2013, is a Canada-wide initiative to help raise awareness and prepare individuals, families, businesses, and communities for an emergency. How well prepared is your business?
Questions that every business should ask to assess their emergency response plans include:
What procedures are already in place for your business?
What potential emergencies could occur?
What business continuity plans do you have in place?
Are your employees prepared at home for emergencies?
Remember to check if your response plans cover emergencies that occur at your place of work (first aid, fire, evacuations) and those that may affect your business operations (pandemic, natural disasters).
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has resources to help your business develop or improve your emergency plans. For more information, visit the emergency response topic page.