Ready For Anything

By on Apr 24, 2017 in News

How well a business manages a natural disaster or other emergency depends on its degree of readiness before, shutterstock_408441802during and after the event.  There is no way to guarantee that your workplace will never have to deal with a natural or man-made disasters, but by being prepared and communicating effectively employees can stay calm and get through it in good shape.

Even with good plans in place, it’s important to have the right products on hand to ensure your employees and business are safe. Staples, offers some tips on equipping your business for an emergency:

  • Purchase the basics (and then some). This includes everything from fire extinguishers, emergency preparedness kits, long-term shelf life water and food, crank-powered cell phone chargers, emergency lighting (flashlights, lanterns and glow sticks, for example), extra batteries, blankets and exit signs.
  • Order the appropriate personal protective equipment.  If employees work with potentially hazardous materials, you need to provide the right kind of protection for them, such as gloves, helmets, and respiratory protection. When PPE is used properly, it can dramatically reduce the risk of injury on the job.
  • Stop injuries before they happen. Slips and falls are major causes for concern in a facility, so being aware of how to prevent them will help avoid dangerous injuries. This includes purchasing items like the right cleanup equipment, floor mats and carpets, and even signage for wet floors or slippery areas.
  • Make sure the safety supplies you order are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-compliant. Your specific business needs may vary, but safety standards don’t, so make sure everything you’re purchasing is up-to-date and safe to use.

Products available from Yardi Marketplace™ can help your staff prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.  Get your property ready today!