Too often we become engrossed by events on television that in fact could become a reality for our company one day. While rare, it is possible for your company to have a disgruntled employee who may act out in a violent manner.
In order to help minimize casualties or injury, all companies should create an emergency plan. Such an unplanned event can shut down your business, disrupt its operations, cause physical or environmental damage, threaten your company’s financial standing or cause harm to your employees.
An emergency plan should provide a logical sequence of tasks and procedures to take place in an emergency situation. It should also identify where the company is most vulnerable and provide for proper support in those areas.
Often times, the most critical elements that are forgotten are to practice and consistently update an emergency plan. You can never be too prepared, and there is no sense in having a plan if your employees do know it exists and how to act during an emergency.