Being prepared at home will help to minimize the damage to your home and/or injury to your family regardless of your presence. Should an emergency occur while you are at work, would you be able to answer the following questions regarding your home and family? Asking and answering these sample questions and others similar to them is critical to proper emergency planning for you and your family.
- “Who would be available to take responsibility for my children?”
- “How would my elderly parents reach safety?”
- “Are emergency supplies prepared and available for my family’s use
- “Is my family aware of the best way to reach me at work in the event of an emergency situation?”
- “Where would my family convene if they were unable to reach our home?”
The following information will help you plan how to protect your family if disaster strikes and you are at work. We cannot develop the plan for you, as each individual must consider a host of different factors
in creating his/her distinct plan. However, we can make the process less burdensome and overwhelming by providing you with checklists to utilize when
developing your plan.
Following your review of the lists provided on the following pages, you may think of additional questions you need to ask and answer in order to develop your personal emergency preparedness plan. Take some time and share those thoughts with your colleagues, as they, too, may benefit from your observations and insights.