Emergency Preparedness and Response: Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Response PlanEmergency situations can impact the operations of your distribution or retail facility at any time. Typical emergencies include:

• Medical or first-aid

• Power outages

• Toxic or chemical spills

• Fire

• Terrorism or bomb threat

• Hurricane

• Earthquake

• Tornado

• Flood

• Workplace violence

Most of these scenarios can occur in any distribution or retail facility. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with your response to emergencies by implementing these tips:

Emergency Response Plan

• Prepare written response procedures appropriate for each emergency scenario

• Include response elements in your plan that will help ensure an effective response and efficient recovery. Response elements include:

– Notification and alarm system

– Emergency routes and egress

– Emergency equipment

– Training

– Drills and updates

– Responsibility assignments

– Communications

– Business continuity

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