Get Your Business Ready for an Emergency August 9, 2015, 1:00pm EDT
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Would your employees know what to do if a disaster hit? What if there was a serious emergency that required them to shelter in place at work? Emergencies can hit without warning and the stakes are high for small businesses. Market surveys have repeatedly shown that virtually all small businesses believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their businesses, yet most do not have a comprehensive emergency plan to survive an emergency and reopen their doors faster. 

Creating a preparedness plan doesn’t need to be difficult. SCORE is pleased to collaborate with the American Red Cross as it showcased for the first time publically ts newly-enhanced Ready Rating program.

Ready Rating assists businesses and other organizations prepare for, respond to – and successfully withstand – a disaster and other emergencies. It is designed with small businesses in mind – businesses that may not have the financial resources or the time to go through a complicated emergency planning process. Thanks to its generous sponsors, Ready Rating is free. And, it contains time-saving resources such as a tool for creating a customized “emergency action plan” for your organization.

This SCORE workshop will help you measure, improve and practice your emergency plans. Tom Heneghan of the Red Cross, demonstrates the just-released enhancements to the Ready Rating program as he covers the following topics:

  • Why advance emergency planning is so important
  • The reasons why businesses often put it off
  • Elements every business emergency plan should include
  • How to make emergency planning simple using the free Ready Rating program

About the Presenter(s)

 Tom  Heneghan

Tom Heneghan oversees the development and operations of preparedness and safety programs designed to help businesses, schools and organizations become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies.

Senior Manager- Business Continuity Services, American Red Cross​
Emergency Plan