Businesses may face increased risks during periods of public protests and civil unrest, which can threaten employees, disrupt operations, and damage property. You can help mitigate these risks by considering the following actions:
Prioritize employee protection
When civil unrest arises – or appears on the horizon – communicate as soon as possible with your staff to express concern, emphasize the importance of situational awareness, and provide critical guidance to ensure employee and customer safety.
Protect your facilities
Property in areas with unrest face the threat of damage, looting, and arson. Take steps to help protect your company’s facilities.
Secure vacant premises
Vacant buildings are particularly vulnerable to damage during periods of civil unrest – and with the temporary closure of many offices and stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even more facilities than usual may be at risk.
Plan for business continuity
Develop or update your business continuity plan to help your company resume operations quickly after any disruptions caused by civil unrest or other events.
Be ready to make quick adjustments to your operations. Flexibility can pay off in protecting your business and speeding your recovery.
For more information, contact a member of the Murray Risk Control Team at 717.397.9600. Click to download a list of suggested preventative steps you can take to protect your organization.
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