Emergency Evacuation Plan for Hurricane or Other Disaster

Media outlets in the U.S. typically provide up-to-the-minute information about hurricanes and other natural disasters. This enables Florida businesses and residents to make decisions regarding evacuation of their premises. In the event of a hurricane, it may be wise for your company to have an emergency evacuation plan. Additionally, you may want to make sure you have the financial protection you need through your business insurance Florida policy. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration have published guidelines to help businesses devise an emergency evacuation plan. An organized evacuation is crucial to the health and safety of your employees and any customers who may be on your property. You may need to start by defining what kinds of situation would call for an evacuation and name an individual authorized to order an emergency evacuation.
It may be helpful to post the evacuation procedures, routes, and exits in several areas where they may be easily viewed by employees. Several employees may need to be designated to shut down critical operations; however they need to be able to recognize if and when it becomes necessary for them to abandon their work and evacuate themselves. 

Following the emergency evacuation, it may be wise to have a system in place for accounting for all evacuated personnel. Insurance coverage is another important part of making sure your business is prepared for an emergency. Check with your business insurance Florida agent to verify your coverage for hurricanes and other natural disasters.