All too often we hear stories about homes and businesses who experienced a crisis or tragedy, not because circumstances conspired against them but because they hadn’t taken very simple precautions. It’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘This won’t happen to me’. That line of thinking is very dangerous and increases the odds of something going wrong.
Fire Safety Plans
Fire safety plans aren’t limited to proper evacuation and the location of a fire extinguisher. It also extends to kitchens where grease fires can occur and understand how they’re different from a normal fire. It extends to properly using a fireplace or outdoor fire pit. It even includes safe handling of matches, lighters, and small but powerful sources of combustion like candles or cigarettes. Basic fire safety is taught as early as elementary school but if it isn’t reinforced with clear labels, easy-to-locate floor plans, and fire extinguisher training then that knowledge is going to waste.
Natural Disaster Safety Plans
Different regions across the country have to contend with hurricanes, tornadoes, intense winds, and flooding. No matter where you are there’s at least one type of natural disaster that regularly occurs there. Each is dealt with differently, so it’s not only important that you’re familiar with the emergency plans for where you live. Anytime you travel you should familiarize yourself with the common natural disasters. Businesses should familiarize themselves when looking to open new locations and branches.
While usually not as life-threatening, power outages can debilitate neighborhoods and even entire cities for hours. Residential areas often have backup plans with candles and spare batteries, but many places are dependent on 24/7 access to electricity and need to know how to deal with a power outage. This includes places such as hospitals and assisted living facilities. Businesses should know about the power grid their building is on and their options for backup power.
Break Ins and Intruders
Our Chicago security guards are trained to communicate and coordinate with first responders when natural disasters happen, but we’re unable to prevent them. We can, however, prevent local emergencies in your business like intruders and attempted theft. As the top private security company in Chicago has to offer, our staff undergo extensive training to identify potential threats and defuse the situation to prevent harm and property damage. To learn more about how we can keep your business locations safe, contact Extrity today.