Steps for Safe Your Life in a Natural Disaster
In this document you would read about plans in case of an earthquake, steps to follow for saving your life. In all companies, there should be evacuation brigades to help people in an emergency. In this situation, people never think with a cool mind and that is the worst thing you can do; you have to stay calm. All people should have a good organization and follow the instruction of the evacuation brigades. Do you know how you have to act in the case of an earthquake? These are some recommendations to survive when facing a natural disaster.
Before a natural disaster, we should have evacuation brigades already confirmed and all workers have to know who these people are. The responsible of occupational health have to do an inspection of secure or not secure places. These places have to be marked; the secure places have to act like meeting point in case of an earthquake or any natural disaster. There are some things that you cannot forget: canned food, water, batteries, flashlights, radios, first aid kit and obviously evacuation plan. We have to be prepared because this things happen in any moment and any place, but if you act correctly, you will survive.
During a natural disaster (earthquake), the first thing you have to do is stay calm. In the companies, workers have to follow the instruction of evacuation brigades, step to step. On the other hand you have to know where the meeting point is because is a safe place. If you cannot go out you should take distance from windows, big furniture, or dangerous things. When you are in a safe place, better you stay there until the earthquake ends.
After a natural disaster, you should help others trying to calm them; some people could be scared and out of control. The occupational health attendant should check potential dangers, in walls, windows, machines, electricity and big furniture. If you are prepared, you can help hurt people with first aid and do not move the people with serious problems. It is really important listen the radio reports, because sometimes there are aftershocks. Remember, do not use stairs, elevators and never light a candle or something with fire because in some cases there are gas leaks and that can be dangerous.
It is important that people know how the dangers in an earthquake are. If the people know what the dangers are, they would take the advices that were mentioned in this essay step to step. May be, in an emergency the person want to run away but that is not the best thing they can do. We have to know that in any moment this events can happen and we should be prepared because of that depends our lives. Are you prepared to facing a natural disaster, in your work, in your house, are really prepared? Think about it.