Four Reasons To Have A Disaster Recovery Plan
The speed with which your company recovers after a serious disaster or event at your facility will directly affect your business’s survival. If nothing else, Hurricane Sandy should have been a wakeup call to companies that are not in traditionally disaster-prone areas where natural disasters can occur. Sandy alone caused an estimated $68 billion USD […]
Top 10 Disaster Preparedness Tips
#10 Communication: It is very likely that phone lines will be busy or unavailable during a natural disaster. Don’t expect that you can rely on being able to call emergency services right away. This is why disaster plans should have valuable pre-disaster communications and strategies to address the issue. Short range radios and walky talkies […]
Does a Major Data Loss Put You at Risk?
Vandalism, theft, or through natural disasters, a significant computer data loss can occur, wreaking havoc with your business operations. Regardless of how it originates, the actual loss of data can have a devastating impact on your business! Data loss primarily occurs due to hardware failures, and hardware repairs or replacement of damaged components can cost […]
Security and Safety In Your Office
Part of what makes businesses inviting, is by knowing your potential risks, and how you can prevent them from becoming a danger to customers and staff. Often, the solution for business owners, is to install security cameras throughout the facility, as well as keeping a log of who has keys to enter. Unfortunately, in today’s […]
Washing Machine Hoses Ready To Burst?
There are some obvious risks in the home, but an often overlooked disaster waiting to happen is the hot and cold hoses going to the back of your washing machine. They fail and cause serious floods so often that property owners should take the time to consider and even purchase special insurance policies in the […]
Planning Before You Have a Building Fire
In an event like a fire, emergency preparedness can make a considerable difference in the outcome. Still, a small fire can present the threat of both financial loss, and a danger to the health of your employees. Being properly prepared can significantly reduce that threat by addressing a quick and effective resolution of the situation. […]
Commercial Buildings Emergency Protocols
Your procedures for handling emergency situations might be the difference between life and death, so having the right measures in place could be critical. It’s shocking to realize there are still 14,000 workers killed on average every year, even with all the knowledge we have. Many of these deaths are caused by workplace accidents, including […]
Hotel Headaches Caused By Water Damage
Many have experienced the nightmare of a flooded house, either from a major rain or from a broken pipe. Even a toilet overflow can cause huge problems in your home, so imagine the challenge when water damage happens at the commercial level! In a hotel there are usually multiple floors, many guests, water running for an […]
A “Vulture Contractor” Can Make Your Disaster Worse!
Whenever there’s a natural disaster, you’re likely to have neighbors, near and far, who have also experienced damages or loss, especially in events like floods and tornados and other property disasters. Fires are especially easy targets for contractors “chasing the fire truck!” Sadly, it creates an environment where there’s a lot of potential for predatory businesses […]
Communications During A Commercial Property Disaster
The primary key in any business operations is often good communications. During a disaster, communication can become even more vital, since accurate communications can be the difference between tragic loss, and proper response. It means relaying your awareness of the situation, including any resources that you may be lacking, as well as the identification of […]