Emergency Preparedness & the Workplace: How to Keep Your Employees Safe
OSHA defines a workplace emergency as “an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage.” Emergencies tend to present themselves at the most inconvenient times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an action plan ready to minimize negative effects.
Let us help! BTV Systems’ services and products can help notify you and your team members of emergencies.
Discover how you can keep your employees safe through the creation of an emergency action plan and teaming with a company that understands security:
Create an Emergency Action Plan
An emergency action plan is a thoroughly written out document that explains what all employees will do in the event of an emergency. This action plan should be updated and reviewed regularly with employees. Also, remember to train new employees on emergency preparedness so no one is left without knowledge. Consider the following elements to include in your emergency action plan:
- Assign certain tasks
- Drills versus real time situations
- Evacuation procedure
- Method to report emergency
- Offsite meeting place after emergency
- Route assignments
- Who to contact once evacuated
Team with the Best
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, from natural disasters to human threats. And, you must prepare for all different scenarios. Fortunately, BTV Systems is here to help you navigate emergencies such as fires and human threats.
With our fire alarm systems and inspections, you will be alerted immediately of a fire and you can take the appropriate action to keep your employees safe. If an intruder is on your property, you will be notified with our alarm monitoring service and you will see the person through your top-of-the-line video surveillance system.