Contingency Plan for Emergency Situations


In an emergency the homes need to work as a team and to a plan.  When we have an emergency, the Manager of the home will look at the off duty and contact all staff to cover shifts.  If required the Manager will contact the owner or organise a mini bus driver to collect staff from pre-determined pick up points.


  • Staff will come prepared to sleep over to cover shifts.
  • The Manager must assess the work load for the next 24 hours and prioritise what is required and what can be dealt with later.
  • A minimum of 10 bags of grit should be held at each home at all times.
  • In the case of adverse weather conditions, walkways to provide access must be kept clear and safe.
  • Visitors, relatives, staff and residents must be kept informed of what is needed / happening.  We must try and gather all e-mail addresses if they have one, should we need to contact them in an emergency.
  • The situation must be reviewed by the Manager in charge at least every 24 hours.
  • If a power cut is experienced, then all airflow mattresses will be replaced with others, if power cut longer than 12 – 24 hours.  Immediately on power cut all air mattress airlines should be removed from the supply box and joined male ˃ female connectors to provide a sealed air mattress.  Although not dynamic in nature it will ensure bed remains inflated for 12 – 24 hours.
  • Emergency lighting comes on
  • If there is a problem with the gas supply, electric heaters etc are available.
  • Most rooms have wall mounted electric fire for an emergency.Please refer to Business Continuity Plan for emergency situations.  Blue folder is kept in the office.