Your crisis management plan in case of fire, flood, snow, or human-made emergency probably shouldn’t live in a binder at the office.

Having a plan that dictates who handles which responsibilities can help you weather a disaster and get back on your feet afterwards.

It’s fine to have a printed copy in case of a power outage, but it’s also wise to store your plan online, digitally on USB drives distributed to key staff members, and in a secure location offsite.

Also, think of ways to prepare for technology failure. If your phone system is networked, consider having one hard line in the building. Or, store walkie-talkies in the event cell towers are jammed or go down. Brainstorming these things now can save valuable time in an emergency.

By Prasana William