Readynet - is a simple web-based application which asks people in the community to populate and maintain a database with the information which will help both them and the Emergency Services in the event of an emergency. Readynet assembles, stores and shares emergency management information about user sites or groups – e.g. schools, early childcare centres, aged care sites, tourist sites, Neighbourhood Support and Community groups etc.
Assembles - Readynet users are provided with secure access to a website that provides templates to guide the assembly and storage of relevant emergency management information. The easy to use online templates guide users through their emergency planning process to produce a comprehensive emergency plan. Once users have gone through the process of connecting to Readynet and assembling and completing their data input, they will have greatly improved their Emergency Preparedness and have their Emergency Action Guide to prove it! They will know and record the answers to such questions as:
- who the Emergency Manager and Deputy for the site is
- alternative and after hours contact details for key personnel
- who the service and medical providers are, and their contact details
- what the risks / hazards are for the site/area and what the detailed response plans are for those
- location of first aid kits and emergency response equipment
- the contact details for the closest emergency services and civil defence post • who at the site has any special/disability or medical needs or requirements and much more.
Stores - The information is stored electronically so that users can view, add to, edit or update their data at any time from any location via the web. If the printed hardcopy(s) of the Emergency Action Guide is lost or damaged then it can easily be reprinted - no loss of data due to hardware failure at the site. The Guide is easy to update.
Shares - Soft copies of the guide in PDF format or the printed guide can be shared with other staff or group members. The stored information is also shared online with any participating Council’s Emergency Management office plus the Police 111 call centres. This information could help them when they are planning for or responding to an actual or threatened emergency event at or near the site / group or area.
Alerts - Along with improving emergency preparedness, sites and groups connected to Readynet can be better informed in advance of, during or following an emergency event via the participating local Council, by receiving urgent Alerts and / or emergency information via email or SMS text message.