Disaster management includes the preventive and post-event measures we take to contain the impact of a human or natural disaster. LED display boards play an important role in properly preventing, preparing, responding, and recovering from a crisis by providing a means of remote communication.
Here are the specifics of how these moving message displays move mountains for first responders.
The first step to containing post-disaster damage is anticipating and preparing for it in advance through preventive measures. The role of digital signage at this stage is to help run awareness campaigns without overwhelming the audience with too much information.
This can be achieved by replacing regular message boards with little nuggets of information, including:
- Fire prevention
- First aid and CPR.
- Health tidbits
- Warning displays for incoming storms and natural disasters.
- Dressing and staying hydrated for unusually cold/hot weather.
- Public transport
Preparedness is a step that starts during a disastrous event and has lasting effects. Digital signs in this instance contain explicit information ranging from directions to instructions, such as:
- Directions to the nearest first aid kit.
- Directions to the nearest fire escapes.
- Names of people responsible for counting employees, clients, patients, and so on, in the wake of a disaster.
- Instructions for assembling and using emergency equipment, such as fire-dousing blankets, fire extinguishers, and so on.
Warning LED devices almost guarantee a quick first response. Since this step involves taking physical measures during and after an event, the people responsible for others need to get in the thick of the action without further ado.
Through digital signage, they won’t have to waste time emailing and calling their colleagues for assistance because what they need would already be flashing across the display screen, telling them exactly how to carry out an effective recovery plan.
Recovery is all about restoring a situation to its earlier normalcy after the fact. With each emergency crisis, there’s a different action plan to ensure a full recovery. Thus, you need to make sure the messages that flash across your display are relevant to the disaster at hand. Once you’ve propagated the right message, your audience is responsible for showing the appropriate response.
When action is taken in line with the information on digital signage, the impact of a disaster—if not the disaster itself—can be dramatically averted.
After things return to normal, the process comes full circle when the previous awareness campaigns are restarted in preparation for further disasters.
Invest in a Life-Saving Warning System Today
If you run a hospital, school, or business, you’re responsible for everyone who walks through your doors. Take stock of the situation and prepare for possible disasters by investing in VALIS 1 or VALIS 2.
These first response products have many applications, from emergency assistance to vehicle advisory location information systems to advertising. However, disaster management is, by far, the best use of these stand-alone color LED displays.
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