Safety Nets and Strategies: The Importance of National Preparedness Month

September 5, 2023

In the face of an ever-changing landscape of risks and challenges, it’s imperative to remain resilient and be prepared to navigate the unexpected. National Preparedness Monthobserved every September—seeks to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness and encourage individuals, families, and businesses to take concrete steps and enhance their readiness for various emergencies.

Some of the key takeaways from the annual recognition to help protect what matters most include:


Develop a Comprehensive Emergency Plan: Create a detailed plan that outlines procedures for emergencies, such as fires, natural disasters and medical incidents. This plan should include evacuation routes, designated assembly points and clear communication channels.

Regular Training and Drills: Conduct regular training sessions and emergency drills to familiarize employees with evacuation procedures, first aid protocols and the use of safety equipment.

Establish Communication Protocols: Implement a communication system that enables swift and effective communication during emergencies. Ensure employees know how to access emergency contact information and stay informed.

Medical and First Aid Readiness: Have well-stocked first aid kits readily available and ensure that designated employees are trained in basic first aid. Consider organizing training in CPR and basic medical response.

Regular Plan Review and Updates: Periodically review and update your emergency plan to account for changes in personnel, facilities and potential risks. Regularly communicate updates to employees.


By blending preparedness with strategic insurance coverage, businesses can be equipped to endure challenges and ensure the safety of your workforce and the resilience of your operations.

Amerisure offers a range of insurance solutions tailored to the specific needs of your company. By partnering with Amerisure, you can create a comprehensive risk management strategy that includes both preventive measures and financial safeguards. Contact our risk management team for a range of tailored and inventive solutions designed to fortify your financial stability and uphold a secure and thriving work environment for your business.