Duty of care—you might have heard the phrase tossed around by companies touting their dedication to their employees. You might just associate it with liability lawsuits and big payouts. But what exactly is it?
When a fire threatens your employees and business, chaos and confusion can reign.
Construction fires often move so quickly that workers are forced to do what they can to survive. When an office tower in Sydney, Australia caught fire earlier this year, construction workers on scaffolding had to scramble to safety when the exterior of the building was transformed into a wall of flames. Read More
One of the biggest challenges a business faces during a wildfire is communication. Wildfires can grow from a small brush fire into an inferno that engulfs thousands of acres in only a matter of hours.
As a result, officials must be on their toes and have the right technology, processes, and training in place to ensure that those in harm’s way are given the information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones at a moment’s notice. Read More
Wildfire season is here and businesses have a lot at stake. The far-reaching impact of wildfires on business is astounding, but there are proactive steps a company can take.
The Devastation of Wildfires
In the hot, dry summer months, people have more to worry about than a sunburn. Wildfires can break out at any moment, putting homes and businesses at risk. Whether from a lightning strike, a fallen electrical pole, a cigarette, or a campfire; a single spark can quickly turn into a massive wildfire that can cause irreparable damage. Read More
For the second year in a row, AlertMedia has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal. Last year, we finished in 5th Place in the Small Business category. After a year of rapid growth and increased fundraising, we moved to the Medium category this year, where we were named the 3rd best workplace for 2018! Read More
In a typical year, the U.S. experiences 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.
“Typical,” however, doesn’t describe our last season.
In 2017, there were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. The NOAA attributes the irregularity on “the lack of El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific, with La Niña conditions developing near the end of the season.”
Experts don’t expect the 2018 season to fare much better. Read More
NOAA recently released their 2018 hurricane predictions and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are expected to have a near- or above-normal season. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, “The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts.” The same could be said about communications.
As businesses and organizations craft their hurricane preparedness plans, it is vital to business continuity and employee safety that hurricane communications are relevant and can be sent rapidly as conditions change. The fastest way to ensure every employee receives the right message at the right time is to utilize hurricane notification templates. Modern emergency communications solutions will provide templates that companies can send across all communication channels, including email, text, push notifications and phone calls. Read More
Researchers predict we’re in store for another rough hurricane season. If previous years have taught us anything, it’s that these storms can quickly evolve in ways we can’t anticipate. You may not be able to control when or where a storm hits, but you can ensure your business is ready when it happens.
We put together a quick guide to help you prepare your business for hurricane season, particularly if you work along coastal areas. Effective hurricane preparation keeps your people safe, your business running, and limits the danger to and losses for your entire organization. Read More
Hurricanes are fast, furious and can last for days. Are you prepared to effectively and efficiently communicate with your employees before, during, and after one hits?
The average life of a hurricane is nine days and it is most destructive during its first 12 hours onshore. As you think about preparing your business for a hurricane, you want to keep organizational communication top of mind to help mitigate losses and improve safety outcomes for your people Read More
We’re proud to announce that AlertMedia was recently named as one of the top 10 Internet-of-Things (IoT) start-ups to watch by Network World. The term “Internet-of-Things” refers to the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.
Communication is the glue that ties all of the “things” together in the Internet-of-Things, so we have a very unique role to play. Many start-ups in this category might help these “things” communicate with each other, but AlertMedia takes the next step to help these things communicate with decision-makers and response teams. Read More