Every farm should have an emergency response plan, says an Alberta Agriculture farm safety specialist.
That plan needs to include “procedures, training and exercises based on individual farming and ranching needs,” said Blair Takahashi. A chain of command should also be established to minimize confusion and alternate means of communicating.
Practice drills will not only familiarize everyone with the plan, but also show ways to improve it, he added.
For more information on emergency planning, go to www.ruralemergencyplan.com.