Just like a home or vehicle, there are many things you can do to upkeep and maintain safety protocol at your Lodge. Implement these 5 safety essentials:
- Fire extinguishers
All buildings and homes should have primary fire extinguishers, as well as supplementary extinguishers. Your local fire department should be able to help you determine overall fire safety standards for your Lodge, including the correct number of fire extinguishers and where to place them.
- Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Place smoke detectors on every floor of your Lodge and one in the kitchen. Test the batteries monthly, and change batteries yearly.
Carbon monoxide detectors help identify unsafe levels of carbon monoxide gas, an odorless, tasteless gas that can be lethal in large quantities. Like smoke detectors, they should be placed on every floor in your Lodge.
- First-aid kit
At minimum, a first-aid kit should have bandages and disinfectant, though a larger kit can be beneficial. For a fully stocked kit, add adhesive tape, elastic wrap bandages, instant cold packs, disposable non-latex gloves, scissors, tweezers, antibiotic ointment and more. Restock your kit regularly and consider having your members take a first-aid course through the American Red Cross.
- List of emergency contacts
In the event of an emergency, having a list of important phone numbers can be extremely important. Get the contact information for the following people and services:
- Lodge members
- Closest emergency room and hospital
- Utilities providers (electric, gas, water, etc.)
- Local fire and police departments
- Emergency road service providers
- Poison help line
- Animal control
- Insurance company
Keep a copy of the list in a prominent place for easy access.
Place high-power flashlights in each room of your Lodge, so in the event of a power outage, you and your members will be able to navigate safely in the dark.
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