What To Do
- Prepare an emergency plan for when an emergency takes place.
- Keep the emergency plan on display in your home or business, make sure all family members or employees are familiar with the plan and practice once every year.
- Your plan may include these steps:
- pick two meeting places in safe locations and plan how you would get to each place
- choose a household member to take control during an emergency event and to act as the contact person
- prepare an emergency kit and store the kit in a waterproof container in a safe place – see Emergency Kit Checklist
- listen for warnings – tune into a local radio station or television station or monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website
- dial 000 if you are in a life-threatening emergency, 112 if there is no mobile phone coverage, or 106 if you have a speech or hearing impairment (triplezero.gov.au)
- secure your premises and turn off gas, electricity and water connections
- act on the advice of emergency personnel and evacuate if instructed to do so
- list the household or business members who have not been contacted
The Red Cross RediPlan has been designed to help you plan for an emergency situation at your place.Extra Resources