Do we have emergency contingency plans for our environment?
What are some ways that we consider safe around our homes and lives?
There are many personal things that we consider valuable to us, Beginning with our lives and family, to our homes and valuables that we work so hard for to enhance our lives. This may have already been addressed, but I would like to add some thoughts to consider. A few years ago I was part of a team that entailed attending Emergency Preparedness meetings.
I had never been part of nor participated with any type of activities as this, but nonetheless, I embraced the opportunity to learn something new, much like the Wealthy Affiliate Program.
Upon being selected to this committee, I found myself running the safety training for the business from that point on for 4-5 years, and in that time we enhanced our safety practices towards promoting a safe workplace for everyone that came into our facility.
The basics we all know, protection from accidents and signage was one of the first components that were revamped and updated, then came the training for all staff and upon there the volunteers that came into our Food Bank.
The training we applied at work also took on a different perspective as I began accessing our own home and the safety measures we had or lack of at that point. One of the main things I was able to take away was having an emergency phone tree that kept everyone in contact withe each other.
Everyone from the Executive Director to the Warehouse associates were in contact with each other directly when events or weather conditions prevented us from attending work.
At this point we were able to successfully implement and apply the methods that we learned and were even able to help those families as well as our own, how to properly manage an Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Making sure everyone is accounted for and a safe route were among the things that were addressed and which crossed over into our personal homes as well. If we are not prepared to take action when an event arises, it could prove to be dangerous for everyone involved, be it at work or be it at home, making sure we are ready to handle difficult situations is essential for all of us.
So how do you prepare for situations and events at home or at work?