It doesn’t matter whether you’re a business owner or a rental property manager; being ready to handle an emergency is essential to keeping things running smoothly in the aftermath of a bad situation. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at four steps that you can take to protect your commercial property with an emergency preparedness plan.
First and foremost, be sure that everyone with a stake in your business has a seat at the table. In the aftermath of an emergency, acting quickly and working together is key to preventing or stopping damage. For commercial property, this means meeting with building management, maintenance personnel, tenants, and others. If everyone is on the same page and understands their role in the event of an emergency, each of those people can be engaged in solving future problems.
Once you’ve established your emergency preparedness plan, it’s important to keep it fresh in everyone’s mind. This will involve training the entire team and reviewing the plan on an annual basis. This could include an emergency preparedness drill. It’s also a great idea to meet individually to be sure that each member of the response team understands what will be expected from them in the event of an emergency. As you complete these drills and review sessions, make a note of any questions or areas of opportunity that can make your plan stronger when it matters.
Additionally, it’s important to always be vigilant to potentially damaging emergencies. What good is all the preparation work you did if you get caught off-guard? While you may not always have advance notice of an emergency like you would for a weather-related disaster, remaining actively engaged with current news and preparation activities can allow your team to be ready to shine in the face of any emergency at your commercial property.
To optimize the effectiveness of your plan, consider consulting with emergency preparedness and remediation experts. The experts at Kelley Klean have been working with commercial property management teams throughout Missouri since 1986. Since every member of our team is IIRC certified, you can trust our recommendations. We’re ready to help you plan for and recover from an emergency. Don’t delay–contact us today!