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Keep Your Crew Safe During a Storm Emergency | SERVPRO of North Kenosha County

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

Business man holding an umbrella and briefcase with a dark thunderstorm behind him. If your home or business was damaged in a storm, call SERVPRO of North Kenosha County to get you back in action.

Initial and ongoing training is a typical offering for every business owner to provide to their employees. These essential first steps help prepare your team for just about any roadblock they encounter during a regular workday.

Alongside your typical workplace training, though, it’s important to make room for a storm safety plan. Through communication and some practice, your Kenosha team will be ready for any commercial weather emergency.

Don’t leave your team to face the storm alone! Use this guide to fully prepare your Kenosha workplace for weather threats of all types.

Know Your Risk

Knowing the weather hazards unique to your region is the starting point for developing a storm-prepared plan for your workplace. Because each area is unique, your company will require its own set of safeguards to handle these specific threats.

Kenosha is struck by a variety of weather threats like snowstorms, tornadoes, thunderstorms and floods. These common hazards are capable of shutting down businesses and creating devastating, lasting damage.

Assessing your flood risk is a great place to start since Kenosha is at risk of them year-round. You should also check the nearby weather forecast each day and turn on live notifications for local advisories.

Make a Plan to Communicate

When a Kenosha disaster strikes, open lines of communication are a lifeline for your team. Thankfully, there are plenty of options available when it comes to seamless communication in the workplace!

Your workplace should be connected through a system that allows everyone to stay updated in the midst of an emergency. This communication will be helpful in a number of ways, such as alerting your team to seek shelter, notifying them of an impending storm or informing them to gather supplies.

Plan Your Evacuation

If a weather emergency gets bad enough, a workplace evacuation may be necessary. Prepare your team by going over any emergencies that would call for an evacuation, and highlight any routes or exits they’ll need to take

Your crew might also need to shelter in place during weather like tornadoes. To keep everyone coordinated during a situation, like this, select an area that everyone can quickly access.

No matter how severe the Kenosha emergency is, you’re going to need a plan in place to keep your whole team safe! Be mindful of the devastation that storms can create, and prepare your team to deal with them when they occur.

Don’t let extreme weather take control! If storms strike your business, SERVPRO® can help you restore your losses.

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