The lockdown in many countries starts to ease and we’re slowly moving towards to a new kind of normal. While that’s also the case in The Netherlands, we’re also restarting demos with Tetcon’s Evacuation & Transfer Equipment.
Doing training sessions are key to prepare organisations for a potential emergency evacuation. It also decreases the likelihood of leaving people behind when disaster strikes. During demos and training sessions, there’s always a moment of close contact between yourself and the people attending. And even though we are stimulating to enhance social distancing, there are times where this might be difficult to maintain.
The safety of you, your customers, the people using the equipment, our community and our team is of utmost importance to us.
Therefore, to reduce the chance of infection, here are 8 tips you may take into account before start giving demos.
1. Wash your hands before the demo
Make sure to wash your hands properly prior to the demo. The video below leads you the way to properly washing your hands.
2. Wear protective equipment if needed
To give yourself and the volunteer better protection, you can wear a set of protective equipment. You can think about wearing gloves, a face mask and/or a Face Shield. During a demo, it’s often impossible to maintain enough distance between you and the Volunteer. That’s why protective equipment is recommended.
3. Take temperature of everyone that is attending your training or demo
If needed, you may think about using non-contact infrared thermometers to take the temperature of everyone that is attending your training or demo. These are typically used to on a person’s forehead while holding the the thermometer a few centimeters away.
4. Take record of everyone that is attending
Keep track of all the persons that are attending your demo or training. In case someone gets ill or develops symptoms afterwards, it will be easier to inform others to check their health conditions.
5. Communication is key
Communication during demos was important before the crisis, but it’s even more important today. The current situation leads to many questions and clearly communicating what and why you are doing what you do can be helpful for you and the people attending your training / demo. It will give piece of mind to the attendees and allow the session to run smoothly.
6. Use a Manikin instead of a volunteer
If you aren’t allowed to work from people to people, you can use a manikin instead. Teams that seek to ensure stricter social distancing methods during their essential safety or rescue training, it is obvious that training manikins can help you to achieve this. You can contact us if you are in need of manikins. More and more users of Tetcon’s Evacuation Equipment are now demanding the use of manikins as an alternative for face-to-face trainings.
7. Wash your hands after the demo
Even though this makes a lot of sense, we want to remind you that washing your hands after a demo is necessary.
8. Use common sense and follow local guidelines
Please take action using common sense. Always make sure to protect yourself first. While these recommendations are partly based on the guidelines of the Dutch authorities, don’t forget to check yours too. We don’t want you to make any rushed decisions, so take it easy and prepare yourself to the fullest.
Keep these 8 tips with you for now and read them carefully. And especially, please take action as well.
If you are not allowed yet to give demos or trainings yet, use the power of video and online events to keep the subject of emergency evacuations alive.
We hope this will be helpful for you and allows you to gain back your successes.
And don’t forget, leave no one behind.