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The Best Ways to Disaster Proof Your Commercial Buildings

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

The Best Ways to Disaster Proof Your Commercial Buildings

It is a sad but true fact that disasters happen. Sometimes they are small, sometimes they are big and it doesn't take much to devastate a business. The good news is you can take steps now to protect your commercial buildings from disaster. In this blog post we will look at 10 ways you can disaster proof your commercial buildings so that the next time disaster strikes, your business survives intact!

10 Ways to Disaster Proof Your Commercial Buildings

- Disaster proof your commercial buildings by making sure you have a good working relationship with your insurance broker. Your insurance broker should provide guidance and support when disaster strikes so that you can get back up and running as quickly as possible!

- Make sure all staff members know what to do in the case of an emergency. This will ensure everyone stays safe in the event of an emergency. You can also consider holding regular training sessions or creating a Disaster Action Plan for your staff members to follow when disaster strikes!

- Make sure you have good working relationships with suppliers and contractors because they could be invaluable when it comes to getting up and running again after disaster has struck. It is important that everyone works together to get the business back running again!

- Make sure you keep up to date with all relevant government legislation surrounding disaster preparedness. You never know when this information might come in handy and it could be what saves your commercial building next time disaster strikes!

- Be aware that disasters can strike at any moment so being ready for anything is vital. Make sure you have emergency kits at your commercial buildings that include everything from torches to food and water!

- Back up all systems regularly so if disaster strikes, you can get back up and running very quickly. This will also be of benefit when it comes time for an insurance claim as the sooner they receive a copy of your documents, the sooner they can start processing your claim!

- Consider how you would access vital documents in the event of an emergency. Make sure all staff have up to date copies on their personal devices so if disaster strikes, they are not left scrambling for information that could ultimately cost them their jobs or worse still, costs the business money it cannot afford!

- Disaster proof your commercial buildings by installing a high quality CCTV system. This will give you peace of mind knowing that if disaster strikes, it can be captured on camera so there is no dispute over who was to blame!

- Ensure all staff members are well trained in first aid. It doesn't matter how many emergency kits or safety procedures you have in place, if staff members don't know how to administer first aid when disaster strikes, they are putting themselves and other people at risk!

- Disaster proof your commercial buildings by having a good website that you regularly update. If disaster were to strike tomorrow who would be able to contact you? Your website could be the only way of staying in touch with clients!

- Make sure you have the right type of insurance for your commercial building. Insurance alone won't disaster proof your business, but it will provide some sort of compensation so that if disaster strikes, you can get back up and running more quickly than without insurance!


Disaster proofing your commercial buildings is not always easy but with the right advice and support it can be made a whole lot less stressful! SERVPRO can help you make your commercial builder safe

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