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DISASTER RESPONSE PACK – WHAT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE

This article has been shared from the UK governments Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) – the website is full of advice as to how businesses can better prepare for a disaster. Find out more at http://www.cpni.gov.uk/

Response pack

Article Summary

A Response pack should include key documents and items that may be needed by those who will manage the incident room or work with the emergency services. Example contents are set out below, however these lists are not exhaustive and other items should be added as required.

Documents:

Business Continuity Plan and Communications Plans
Contact details for nominated response staff, plus list of all employees, their home and mobile numbers
Emergency services contact details
Details of any local utility companies, emergency glaziers, salvage organisations,building contractors, local authority contingency planners Building plans, including the location of gas, electricity and water shut off points and heating and ventilation controls. Also, any protected areas where staff will be sheltered.
A recent stock and equipment inventory
Financial and banking information
Product lists and specifications

Equipment:

Stand-alone laptop computer, compatible with the local network
USB memory sticks or flash drives
Spare keys/security codes
Torch and spare batteries
Hazard and cordon tape
Small cash resource
Card and marker pens for temporary signs and other stationery (pens, paper, etc)
Mobile telephone with charger and appropriate credit

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