The latest thwarted terror attacks in London serve as a reminder that there are still plenty of sickos out there that want to kill innocent people. It’s impossible to know where, when or how a disaster could strike, but there’s a good chance you will be at work when it happens. If you think your employer has all of your safety concerns covered – you better think again! At the end of the day you need to look out for you (and your fellow workers).
Aside from having your own evacuation plan and a family-meeting plan, it would serve you well to keep a small and portable “disaster kit” at your desk. There are companies that sell these kits, but you might want to customize and build your own. Here are some suggestions:
Foil Blanket (thermal)
Package of Water
High energy foods
A Few Dollars
Spare House Key
The money you spend will be well worth it god forbid you ever need it. A little comfort amidst a disaster is priceless. Not to mention, it’ll cost you less than a couple of grande lattes. Hopefully your company already provides a disaster kit. To learn more about preparing your own kit – please listen to episode #66 of The Working Podcast
on the player above or download the complete episode here. As always, we encourage your advice for your fellow workers below!
Please note that this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be your sole source to prepare for an emergency.