Recovering from a natural disaster can be a daunting task. Yet a well-planned, quick-implemented action plan to prevent further damage, repair equipment, infrastructure and other facilities is key to resuming normal operations in a timely manner. GCES is here to help, and offers the following guide to help you recover from these disasters. Critical steps include:
1. Contact and prepare personnel: Contact key personnel and ensure they are safe and able to return to work. Prepare relief and standby crews, maintenance and cleanup crews and regular shift crews to return to work. Make sure they are trained to look for sources of danger and hazards such as downed power lines, fuel leaks, chemical spills and displaced animals such as snakes, alligators and others.