You should always know what to do if and when a disaster occurs in your home, business or neighborhood. Having a plan can be the difference between saving or losing lives. Here at Alert Disaster Restoration, we always keep you alert and ready with tips for your emergency response plan.
An emergency disaster kit is simple, yet it can save the life of your loved ones. So, stop putting off! Most likely, once an emergency situation occurs, you won’t have time to shop or collect these items. The rule of thumb is to have supplies in your kit that will last you three days. Here are some emergency kit preparation tips.
You can be very overwhelmed after you have a disaster. There are many things to take care of, all the while being without the normal comforts of your dwelling space. Here is a checklist to help guide you through the restoration and recovery process. Also, don’t forget about the tech tools/devices that you can take advantage of when a disaster strikes.
A disaster is always unexpected and usually happens abruptly. Therefore, it’s crucial that you prepare for one ahead of time. Here are some disaster planning tips.
Unfortunately, there are potential terrorist threats, such as biological, chemical, explosive, nuclear and radiological disasters that can happen. In order to protect your loved ones, you should begin the process of learning about these specific threats and know how you should react. Go to www.ready.gov to learn more or call 1-800-BE-READY (1-800-237-3239) for a free brochure.
Not only should we have a plan for our family, but we should also think about our business, employees and co-workers in case of an emergency. Here are a few tips to keep your business on top of a disaster.
One very important thing is to access how your company functions, both internally and externally. Review your business process flow chart to access which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are necessary to keep your business operating. Next, gather a team (a person from each level and function of the company) to put together the emergency response plan for the company.
An evacuation plan will save many lives. Make sure every employee knows the safest and quickest way to exit the building and knows what to do for each respective disaster, such as a fire disaster versus a tornado disaster.? Setup a chain of command for evacuations such as, who is authorized to order an evacuation and who is in charge of shutting down critical operations. Designate an assembly site for all employees to check-in and report that they are accounted for. Lastly, always have a system in place to know who is in the building, including visitors.
Depending on the type of business or work site, medical emergencies will vary. However, for general disaster planning, it’s always a good idea to encourage employees to take basic First Aid and CPR training. Always have a first aid kit in stock and easily accessible to all employees. In addition, have employees share any at risk medical conditions they have, which may require special care in an emergency situation.