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Benefits of an ERP

Offices, factories, airports, stores, and schools are just a few of the facilities that see lots of individuals under the same roof at any given time. While under those roofs, the safety the individuals inside is the responsibility of each facility manager. If you are one of the people managing such a facility, then it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of each and every individual in it.

Disasters can strike at any time and can put the people in your facility in danger. To help ensure the safety of the people in your facility, you need to have a plan of action for when such things occur. This is where an emergency response plan (ERP) comes in handy.

What is an ERP?

ERP is short for Emergency Response Plan. In a nutshell, it is a course of action that is taken immediately after disaster strikes. This can consist of any or all of these actions:

  • Call to evacuate a facility
  • Lockdown of a facility
  • Calling of emergency responders for help
  • Having people with first aid knowledge administer life-saving procedures
  • Assigning employees as guides for evacuation
  • Assigning people to take care of critical actions for safeguarding a facility

These are just a few of the things that are included in an ERP. The inclusions in a facility’s ERP are often dependent on the kinds of risks that may be present in such a facility. This is often determined with an assessment of the risks that may arise and from such an assessment, plans and procedures are developed.

Why You Should Have an ERP

An ERP is primarily put in place to help save lives. It is designed to help reduce the possibility of serious injuries and death in a facility should an emergency situation arise. Saving lives is not the only reason why an ERP should always be considered. Other reasons why an ERP should always be in place include:

  • Reduction of property damage – When a building has an ERP, it actually helps to reduce any damage considerably. This is because people who are trained to act in specific emergencies deal with that situation before first responders arrive. For example, if a fire breaks out, those who are trained to use fire extinguishers in the facility can try to put out the fire without having to wait for firefighters to arrive.
  • Speed up recovery and resumption of operations – When you have an ERP, you generally reduce the negative effects of an emergency. When this happens, you can be sure that you won’t have to wait long for your facility to get back in order and to get things running smoothly.
  • Reduce the possibility of people panicking – When people panic, emergency situations can become difficult to control. This can cause injuries. With an ERP, you get to educate people on what to do and help them understand that they should never panic.

Restoration After an Emergency

It is also important that you have a trusted restoration company on your ERP. This is to ensure that as soon as the emergency has passed that you have someone to call for help in restoring any damage that your facility may have suffered. In Boston, MA, the company to have on your ERP is Kennedy Carpet.

We specialize not only in keeping facilities clean. We also offer water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and disaster restoration services to facilities that need these. Whatever restoration services you may need after an emergency strikes your facility, just contact us at 888-369-8626 and we will send someone over to assess the work the needs to be done.