Companies Emergency Supplies: A major emergency is uncommon, but it can happen at any time. An emergency pack can help you be better prepared for at least two days in an emergency.
Recent events in the United Kingdom, as well as new government guidelines, have prompted businesses to reconsider their risk management and crisis response strategies.
A critical component of this is the so-called emergency bag or crisis response pack.
Because every business is distinct, you can create your own emergency kit. We’ve developed a list of suggested emergency pack contents to help you put your own together.
When people put together their first emergency pack, they know they won’t always be able to keep it with them. Then you start thinking about other ways to defend yourself.
What if the SHTF happens while you’re at work and your supplies are all at home? Will you be able to reach your vehicle even if you were willing to relocate it?
All of these are reasons why a bug-out in your office or business should be included in your overall preparation strategy. Your pack will vary depending on your workplace, but having emergency supplies on hand will always put you ahead of the competition.
Clothing that is comfortable
Many people work in offices or places where, let’s face it, you’re probably wearing clothing that would be unpleasant in a disaster or survival situation.
Having an extra set of clothes is an important first step in preparing to leave the office. Don’t forget to bring your socks and trousers.
Consider lightweight, compact, and climate-appropriate thermal clothing for a variety of climes and conditions.
Running Shoes or Hiking Boots
A solid pair of walking or hiking shoes is required in many circumstances, especially if you wear fine shoes to work. If you buy new shoes, make sure to break them in before packing them.
Water sources can become contaminated during many natural disasters, such as floods, so you’ll have to work hard to get clean, safe water. A water bottle is a good place to start, but I recommend also packing a personal filtration device or a LifeStraw. The LifeStraw appeals to me because it is small, easy to transport, and a lifesaver.
Food for Emergencies
I recommend bringing MREs or ready-to-eat meals with you because you never know what can happen, whether you’re without power or stuck in a place where you can’t make a fire. You should also bring some refreshments with you: Protein is abundant in granola bars and almonds.
Hygiene and medical aid articles
If you need medication or must take it on a regular basis, keep at least a 72-hour supply on hand. A first aid kit with the necessities is easy to pack and a useful resource in the event of an incident. In medical situations, a simple bar of soap and some hand sanitizer can also be useful in keeping you clean during an outbreak.
Everyone should be equipped with an emergency whistle. If you are in danger from an attacker, this primary defensive mechanism can save your life by alerting everyone around you to the situation. Please attach it to the outside of your backpack or get a portable whistle; make sure it is easily accessible in case of emergency.
Unlike Business Contingency Kits, which are intended for a “invasion,” lock-down, or emergency shelter in place, a Business Grab Bag is used in any situation that requires the safe evacuation of your property. It should contain the following equipment and information.
Information and documentation
Your emergency evacuation plan
Your business continuity plan
A weatherproof document bag (or laminated papers) containing a contact list, a personnel list, and other information.
Floor/location plans (laminated) and an inventory copy kept in a waterproof card bag
Radio and electricity communications | torch
Spare batteries and a loudhailer for public address
Radio: preferably an AM/FM wind-up radio, as well as two-way radios or satellite phones
Spare smartphone with emergency apps pre-installed + emergency charger
Glow sticks (industrial-grade safety light sticks), flashing lights, and rechargeable lamps/lanterns are examples of warnings/markers.
Weatherproof notebook, pens or pencils, permanent markers, adhesive labels, and other writing items
Safety and Security
Armbands and safety vests that glow in the dark
Spare batteries for all tools, as well as hand and head torches, are recommended to keep your hands free.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The importance of respiratory protection, eye protection, hand and body protection, and head protection cannot be overstated.
Security and safety on construction sites
Spare keys and access codes
Examples of construction site safety gear include barrier tape and multitools/survival tools.
Primary medical care
First aid kits are only held for catastrophic circumstances.
Emergency foil blankets (for both workers and visitors)
First aid “food” (glucose pills or boiling sweets) and rehydration power
Wipes for cleaning hands and surfaces, bath towels, and so on.
Food and water
Water purification and emergency drinking water
‘Food’ for emergencies with a high energy content
Packets of rations MRE
Backup phone with apps and a disposable camera
Change USB discs containing crucial information. Store all products in a durable bag or case.
The above list is only a recommendation. Every firm is different, so the contents of your business grab bag should reflect your needs for emergency preparedness and business continuity.