If indoors, follow these steps.
What is Natural Disaster?
Any occurrence that causes damage, economic destruction, loss of human life, and deterioration in health and health services on a scale sufficient to warrant an extra ordinary response from outside the affected community or area.
Most of the disasters, natural or technological (man-made) have sudden onset and give very short notice or no time to prevent the occurrence. Disaster may cause loss of human life, injuries and long term disablement of people working in the organization and local community around the industrial area. Normally, loss of lives, total or partial disability have more impact on the community than damage to the properties. Damage to the property has a long term social impact like loss of revenue, employment and rebuilding cost and lead to severe economic constraints.
We at DLF are committed to provide our best support to all occupants of DLF5 in case of emergency. The key facets of infrastructure are many-a top notch security system with access control through RFIDs and other means, 24 hours surveillance through CCTVs, water recycling through Sewage Treatment Plant; Electrical sub-station and one of the country’s only 2 private fire stations (both owned by DLF).
Disasters can be divided in the following types:
1) Natural Disasters
- Geological hazards like earthquake, tsunami etc.
- Meteorological hazards like food, fire, cyclone etc.
- Biological hazards like emerging diseases, animal/ insect infestation or damage etc.
2) Man-Made Disasters
- Accidental hazards like transportation accident, explosion, building collapse, water pollution etc.
- Intentional hazards like terrorism, war, criminal activity, product contamination etc.
3) Technologically caused events that can be unrelated to natural or human -caused events like central computer/ system hazard, telecommunications hazards etc.
The prime objectives of Disaster Management Plan is to safeguard residents, employees and people in the vicinity, to inform residents, the general public and the authority on the hazards/risks assessed, safeguards provided and the role to be played during emergency and to minimize damage to property or/and the environment.
Each occupant entity/association should appoint a Disaster Management Coordinator, who in coordination with the Chief of Security & the building Manager execute the set of roles and responsibilities, mentioned in the manual.
A Disaster kit, which should be kept at convenient place, should include:
- Torch with extra Batteries/ Candles/ Match box
- Pocket Radio with extra batteries
- First-Aid kit
- Common Medicines
- One Set of clothing in accordance with weather
- Few Bed Sheet/ Blankets
- Drinking water (5 liters per person per day for three days)
- Dry food stuff, Milk powder, Glucose or Electrol Powder
- Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, and Towels
- Plastic bags, plates, glass/tumbler, utility knife , paper and pencils
- Emergency tools, an extra set of car key and a credit card or cash
- Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled members
Disaster Risk Reduction can take place by preparedness and mitigation.
What to do during an Earthquake?
Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur. Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and if you are indoors, stay there until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.
- Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
- Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls.
If in an moving vehicle:
- Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires
If trapped under debris:
- Do not light a match.
- Do not move about or kick up dust.
- Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
- Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
What to do for Flood safety?
- Find out if you live in a flood-prone area and identify earthen, irrigation, hydroelectric etc. dams that are upstream from your area, and could be the source of potential problems.
- Ask your local emergency manager about official flood warning signals.
- Take steps to flood proof your home. Call your local building department or emergency management office for information.
- Listen to All India Radio, local radio or television stations for local information.
- Be aware of streams, drainage channels and areas known to flood suddenly.
- If local authorities issue a flood watch, prepare to evacuate.
- When deep flooding is likely, permit the flood waters to flow freely into your basement to avoid structural damage to the foundation and the house.
- Stay away from floodwaters.
- Stay away from moving water.
- Stay away from disaster areas unless authorities ask for volunteers.
- Consider health and safety needs. Wash your hands frequently with soap and clean water it you come in contact with floodwaters.
Three things are essential for fire which can be represented by the three arms of fire triangle viz. Heat, combustible material and oxygen or air. Fire can not take place in absence of any one of these three factors.
Fire Extinguishing Mechanism
Fire extinguishment involves removal or limiting of one or more of the factors depicted by the fire triangle. The method of extinguishing
fire may be classified under the following heads:
1) Starvation – Removal / segregation of fuel source.
2) Smothering – To cut the oxygen supply
3) Cooling – To reduce the rise of temperature
If you notice a fire or emergency:
- Shout Fire, Fire, Fire Help, Help,
- Activate the nearest MCP (Manual Call Point).
- If it is safe to mitigate the situation, use the appropriate fire extinguisher to put out fire. (Do not attempt to fight a fire if you are not familiar with the use of the fire extinguisher)
- Send the information to emergency control room immediately through phone by giving the details
Building Evacuation Procedure
1. When the fire alarm sounds, occupants should ensure that nearby personnel are aware of the emergency, quickly shutdown operating equipment (e.g., compressed gas / LPG cylinders), close doors (DO NOT LOCK) and exit the building using the established evacuation routes.
2. Occupants shall assist visitors, students and others who are not familiar with the plan to safely evacuate.
3. All occupants should proceed to their designated assembly area and await further instructions.
4. In order to prevent injury and possible panic during evacuation:
- Do not run, push, or overtake.
- Use stairs – do not use the lifts.
- Do not return to your desk, office or room.
- Do not return to your building until the “all clear” is given by the Control room.
Fire Precautions in residential buildings
If your clothes catch fire:
1. STOP: Don’t run or wave your arms. Movement will fan the flames and cause the burns to be more severe.
2. DROP: Get on the ground quickly and cover your face with your hands.
3. ROLL: Try to smother the flames by rolling over and over. Pay attention to what’s burning and focus on putting out that area of your body.
How to use a Fire Extinguisher?
Remember the simple word: PASS
Steps to be followed in:
- Press the Emergency Alarm Button to give the audio signal for your help.
- Press the intercom Button provided in every lift car & communicate with services team
- Once should Press the Intercom button to request help from Engineering control room of building in case of Emergency.
- Lift identification number marked in the Lift car should be informed to the telecom attendant for your immediate assistance.
- Lift location should also be informed to BMS Team for immediate help ( if possible or displayed in life car )
- Never try to open the doors & leave the care by own, it could lead to a serious injury. You are safe inside the elevator with appropriate supply of air; leave the car only assistance with professional rescuer.
Eliminate Trip and Fall Hazards:
- Practice good housekeeping
- Step over obstructions
- Walk slowly
- Watch for changes in flooring
- Be sure lighting is adequate
Swimming pool safety
When considering swimming pool safety, it is crucial to remember that nothing can substitute for unswerving vigilance. Do not leave your kids alone at the poolside. Be observant at all times.
a) FIRE BRIGADE (101)
1. DLF Fire Services – DLF5 – 0124 – 6471101 / 6471102
2. Haryana Fire Services-Sector 29 – 101, 0124 – 2392101/102/103
3. DLF Fire Services – Cyber City – 0124 -4045888 / 4054888
b) HOSPITAL & AMBULANCE (102)
1. DLF 5 Ambulance – 0124 – 4928841/42/43
2. Paras Hospital – 124-4049061
3. Artemis Hospital – 0124-6767000
4. Medanta Hospital – 0124-4141414
5. Max Hospital – 0124-6623000
6. Civil Hospital – 0124 – 232 0102, 2320680
7. ESI Hospital – 0124 – 2320513, 2322285
c) POLICE STATION (100)
1. Gurgaon Control Room – 100, 0124 – 2320100
2. Sushant Lok1 – 0124-2386231
3. Gurgaon (Sector 55-56) – 0124-2574100
4. Gurgaon (Sector 29) – 0124-2396700
d) SECURITY CONTROL ROOM
1. DLF 5 Security Control Room – 0124-4928843/42/41, 9582180100
2. QRT (Romeo 1) – 8586925832
3 QRT (Romeo 2) – 8586925833
e) IMPORTANT FIRE & SECURITY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Jagdish Donadkar – 8860661478
2. Mr. H C Sihag – 8860678677
3. Mr. Yashal Yadav – 9871622220