As we enter the last week of National Preparedness Month, in this blog we present you with five of the recommendations that have been suggested as a result of the Manchester Arena attack report and how these can be implemented in emergency preparedness plans going forward.
All major transport hubs and public venues should possess and provide immediate access to basic frameless canvas stretchers to enable rapid movement and evacuation of casualties during terrorist attacks or other high-threat or dynamic-hazard incidents.
All emergency services should consider developing a capability to give their staff rapid access to basic frameless canvas stretchers to enable rapid movement and evacuation of casualties during terrorist attacks or other high-threat or dynamic- hazard incident.
Another recommendation is that the Government should increase its support for public first-aid training programmes (including those for children and young people).
It is recommended that civic leaders take on a highly visible role in response to, and recovery from major incidents to enhance community reassurance and confidence.
A final recommendation is that operators of all key/iconic sites should be actively encouraged and enabled to participate in Local Resilience Forum planning, training and exercising.
These recommendations are just an example of what could be done to improve the preparedness of any large venue or transport hub. At TyTek, we offer a range of products and expert advice when it comes to putting a plan and preparedness kit together.
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