- Designate who will be responsible to respond to the project to prepare for the storm.
- Tie down or store all loose objects, including portable toilets.
- Secure office trailers to the ground by rods or straps if not already secured.
- Remove all scaffold planks from scaffolds; secure all loose lumber or materials stored on site; particularly plywood banded or unbound
- Keep all computer equipment unplugged and move office equipment away from windows to a dry area off the floor and covered with plastic.
- Unplug all electrical equipment you may not need or use.
- Board up or tape all windows and sliding glass doors.
- Store all propane and cylinder gases securely.
- Secure elevators, hoists, forklifts and mobile cranes.
- Cover/protect/secure down all stocked materials.
- Take inventory of large items, materials, etc.
- Secure documents, invoices, etc. for use as inventory for insurance claims after storm.
- Disconnect temporary power and store all temporary power boxes and feeder cables.
- Turn main breaker off on electrical panels.
- Keep all metallic equipment (i.e. scaffolds and cranes) away from overhead power lines.
- Fill company vehicles and generators with gas.
- Order additional drinking water.
- All preparation for military projects MUST be done during the Hurricane watch stage. The military will not let anyone on/off base once the Hurricane has progressed to the Warning stage.
- All sites are to maintain communication with the management. They will instruct you of any further preparation needs.
To help you prepare for storms at home, we have also obtained the following booklets from the local electric companies for your use.
- Outdoor electrical safety and you
- Power to save
- Information handbook for emergency preparedness
These can help you prepare your family for storms, work and play safely outdoors and lower your energy use. There is information on creating your own emergency plan, what to keep in your disaster kit, and other helpful items. These were handed out last week with your checks. If you didn’t get them ask your supervisor, who may have extras.
You may be asked to come to work after a storm to help clear roads and streams. Plan ahead and make sure your family is taken care of before a storm hits so that you can help us recover after the storm.