The following are Homeland Security Advisory System recommendations for businesses:
Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorities.
Contact a private security firm for security risk assessment and to determine availability of support reinforcement.
Contact a voluntary organization you support to determine how you can provide assistance in the event of an emergency.
Dialogue with community leaders, emergency management, governmental agencies, community organizations, and utilities about disaster preparedness.
Ensure your emergency communication plan to include the purchase of needed equipment.
Obtain and review a copy of Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected brochure from your local Red Cross chapter. And request a presentation on terrorism in your workplace.
Develop and review a written emergency disaster plan to address all hazards. Include an emergency communication plan to notify employees of activities: designate an off-site report to location in case of evacuation.
Develop and review your continuity of operations plan to include designating alternate work facility/location for business.
Arrange for staff to take a Red Cross CPR / AED and first aid course.
Check telephone numbers and email addresses in your personal communication plan and update as necessary.