We constantly stress the importance of forklift safety training to our customer’s. Not just because it’s the law, but also to avoid potential accident’s that can cause expensive property damage to your facility, injuries and even death. It’s documented by OSHA that trained powered lift equipment operators reduce the amount of “incidents” by 70%.
But how do you train for a major disaster that you have no control over?
In light of the recent devastation caused by an EF-5 tornado that cut a 1.3 mile swath through Moore, Oklahoma many have asked “what if that happened here?” Do you have an emergency response plan in place? Is there a designated tornado shelter in your facility, and more important, do employees know where it is? Having a preparedness and recovery strategy in place could mean the difference between limiting the costly down time after a disaster or closing the doors forever, especially if it is a smaller business. The following article by Katie Tucker of Rolyn Companies, Inc., a nationwide property disaster recovery & restoration company out of Rockville, Maryland is an excellent resource for disaster preparedness and how to develop a plan for your facility.