PSIE Industrial Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 - Page 35

Page 35 Volume 1, Issue 1  Include list of suppliers and their contact numbers who provide emergency related supplies  Have an emergency response kit or disaster kit ready. It should include food, water, flash lights, two-way communication radios, batteries, first aid box, medications, fire extinguishers, etc.  Make sure that your place (office or home) are as safe as possible. Check for weakened foundations, cracked walls and susceptible plumbing. Have the electrical and mechanical systems checked by a competent person. Reducing damages from an Earthquake before it occurs Vigilance and pro-active approach can reduce the damages that happen when a quake rumbles. In order to keep yourself, your family and your workers safe, it is important that any loopholes and shortcomings are covered and taken care of. The following points list down the small, but essential things-to-do.  Identify and fix loose, unsecured appliances (like TV, computers), furniture (book shelves, cases, wall hangings, tall cupboards)  Plan out emergency and evacuation routes. These and assembly points should be known to all