Earthquakes can happen at any time of the day or night. They can be minor causing very little damage or major and cause millions of dollars in damage. Enterprises TV shares some tips for businesses about how to prepare for the possibility of an earthquake.
Chances are the earth has already moved a little. It is when it moves a lot that one should know if their business is located in a sensitive area. Fracking is causing more earth movements in states where there are typically no earthquakes. Take care now to secure expensive equipment and make an emergency plan for employees.
Remind staff to back up files to company servers at the end of every business day.
Secure shelves with lashes.
Be sure there are no table lamps that could fall and hit someone.
Add latches to all cabinets to prevent them from opening should an earthquake occur.
Meet with managers to create and review safety guidelines for employees. This should include: where to drop, cover and hang on.
Send employees home if there is any structural damage at all.
Set up a call chain so they can call managers and let them know if their homes and families are okay.
It is common knowledge that staff will be more likely to return to work if they know everything is okay.
EnterprisesTV reminds readers that aftershocks are normal after a quake and can be minor.
There is nothing more unsettling than the earth moving under your feet and the building shaking or rolling with it. Preparation is the key to surviving one.