8 Essential Tips For Utilizing A Home Or Office Emergency Plan-www.277.cc

UnCategorized Do have a basic home or office emergency plan? Everyone should and many people already do, but few ever practice or optimize their plan. The following 8 tips will help you more effectively think about and practice your emergency plan BEFORE you need to use it. Because by the time you need it, it is usually too late. 1) Get in contact – Designate an emergency contact and make sure everyone has their number available at all times. Try to find people out of the area who will be far away enough to be unaffected by the emergency. Because long distance phone service is usually restored more quickly than local service, out of state contacts are often best. Give them the names and contact information of anyone you want keep informed of your status. Tell your family members or co-workers to call your contact as soon as phone lines are available and let them know where they are. You can make emergency response cards for all your family members or coworkers. 2) Be prepared – assemble or buy an emergency survival kit with enough supplies for everyone in your home/office, good for at least 72 hours. Make sure everyone knows where it is and how to use everything in it. 3) Meet up – For families, designate a location where you will all meet up after the danger is over in case your home is unsafe and you are separated. Have two meet up places, one in town and one outside the area in case you have to evacuate. Offices should have a list of people who do not have families to meet up with and create groups to meet up with each other. The important thing is that someone should know if a person does not show up. 4) Plan your escape route – Sit down and determine the fastest, safest escape routes from your home or office. Try to find at least two different options in case one is blocked or otherwise inaccessible. 5) Bug out – In case you are ordered to evacuate, everyone should have a "bug out bag", or "go bag"; a small, portable personal survival kit, available to them. This should include personal information like contact numbers for insurance carriers and banks, as well as everything someone would need for their immediate personal safety. 6) Shut off utilities – Know where the gas main and other utilities for your home or workplace are and make sure everyone knows how and when to shut them off. This is especially important in case of earthquakes, where gas lines can explode without warning. 7) Practice, practice, practice – Make it a point to practice your evacuation route regularly so everyone can do it calmly and confidently. 8) Be aware of special needs – When making your plans, take into account any special needs of people involved in your escape plan, be they people with disabilities, non-English speakers, people with prescription medication, children, pets etc. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: