Have a Plan
Do you know what hazards are in your local area, near your home or where you work? Do you have an emergency plan?
The risks present in North Hertfordshire have been identified in the Hertfordshire Community Risk Register .
North Hertfordshire District Council has identified the Community Risks within the district and has plans for many of these risks as well as its own internal Business Continuity plans and a generic staff ‘Emergency Plan’.
Suggestions to help you make your own emergency plan for you or your family:
A suggested Emergency Plan template - Household Emergency Plan Template (59.6KB)
Know the Risks:
Identify the risks that are around you and your home, for example do you live on a flood plain, under a flight path or near a railway line?
Find out the emergency procedure for your children’s school.
Make sure you know the emergency procedure for your workplace.
Find out where and how to turn off the utility supplies in your home and have equipment available to do so e.g. a wrench if needed.
Discuss with your family how you would stay in contact in the event of an emergency.
If you had to evacuate do you have friends or relatives outside the area to stay with?
Do you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours that would need your assistance in an emergency?