Running a business can be quite challenging. A lot can happen during the day, much of it completely unexpected. Due to this fact, it’s important that you have certain phone numbers on hand in case of an emergency. You should do so to protect your employees, customers, and the livelihood of the business itself.
The worst things that can happen in a business regards the health of employees or customers. Health emergencies can happen at any moment. In many cases, the emergency would have happened regardless, such as with a long-term health issue. In other cases, accidents can lead to injuries that are life threatening. Either way, make sure the numbers of emergency services like 9-1-1, the fire department, the police department, and poison control are readily available.
Businesses depend on utilities to operate. Electricity, gas, and water are all needed for most companies to be able to do business. If the supply of these utilities suddenly becomes interrupted, your ability to provide products and services could suddenly grind to a halt. The loss of revenue could be in the thousands of dollars. In some cases, utility issues can be dangerous such as with gas leaks. Make sure you have the numbers of your utility companies on hand so you can contact them if a problem were to occur.
A business owner has to be a jack of all trades. Still, your skills and knowledge are probably limited. For example, you probably do not have the technical skill to fix certain kinds of plumbing and electrical issues. There’s also the fact that your time is valuable, and you can’t spend all day doing things not directly related to customer service like trying to install new lighting fixtures after your current ones stop working. This is why you should have the number of a trustworthy commercial handyman on hand at all times.
If a health emergency occurs, it is your moral imperative to do more than just contact 9-1-1 or another emergency service. You should also have emergency contact numbers for individual employees on record. These should be the phone numbers of the spouses, significant others, or family members of employees that can be contacted in case of emergency. They deserve to be informed of what happened by their loved one’s employer.
It’s your responsibility as a business owner to protect your employees, customers, and business. Having the right emergency numbers on hand can help do just that. Make sure you have all the numbers above at all times in case of an emergency.