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Why the need for Disaster and Flood Response

Why the need for Disaster and Flood Response?

Bad things happen.That is why it is so important to have a plan in place for various potential disasters that may occur.If a disaster occurs, then the plan just needs to be implemented to overcome the emergency.A Hospital, for example, may have a water main break and multiple floors could flood with water.A Flood Response Team needs to spring into action and implement the plan for recovery.The Team allows for many things to happen at once to minimize the time the area is out of service. Bad things happen.

That is why it is so important to have a plan in place for various

potential disasters that may occur. If a

disaster occurs, then the plan just needs to be implemented to overcome the

emergency. A Hospital, for example, may

have a water main break and multiple floors could flood with water. A Flood Response Team needs to spring into

action and implement the plan for recovery.

The Team allows for many things to happen at once to minimize the time

the area is out of service. One team

would work on how to operate the day to day operations without the particular

area. Another team can then focus on

stopping the water leak and repairing the damaged water main. A third team could then work on clean up and

reconstruction of any affected areas to ensure the health and safety of an area

is restored.

The planning phase calls for a team to be standing by for

when, not if, disaster happens. Disaster

Response can mean the difference in a minor setback, and the closing of a

hospital for an unnecessary extended period of time.

Another example is if the sprinkler system has a malfunction

and starts dumping water in a hospital wing.

The type of water in a sprinkler system is not the cleanest, therefore

making the situation a category three flood.

The Disaster and Flood Response calls for testing to be done to

determine the damaged areas and what needs to be replaced. Depending on the age of the hospital and

determination of the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in the Disaster

Response Team, the testing may include:

mold, asbestos, lead, and other for hazards. The Certified Industrial Hygienist will

review the damage, inspect the affected areas, test, and evaluate what is

needed to return the site to its original condition. The entire process will be documented

thoroughly in each phase of the restoration.

Remediation and building reconstruction will begin to address any areas

of concern. Prior to the re-occupancy of

the building, indoor air quality testing must be done to ensure a healthy work

environment. The Infections Disease

Nurse would work closely with the team to restore the environment to sterile

conditions.

The examples above show the importance of having a Disaster

and Flood Response Team ready to go to immediately start addressing the need,

rather than waiting to assemble the team after the incident occurs. The valuable time saved with a ready to go

solution is invaluable in the time of crisis.

Click here to learn more about establishing a Disaster and Flood

Response Team in your area.

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