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Home Emergency Plan

Ready Scotland’s aim is to make Scotland more resilient to emergencies. We recommend that all households build a small ’emergency kit’ as part of their home emergency plan.

Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning, but we can all take steps to make sure our households are prepared. A home emergency kit is one of the best ways to deal with the unexpected.

Here’s a sample list of what an emergency kit could include:

  • A battery-operated torch and spare batteries (or a wind-up torch);
  • A battery-operated radio and spare batteries (or a wind-up radio);
  • A mobile phone charger;
  • Any essential medication, some toiletries and a first aid kit;
  • Three days’ supply of bottled water and ready to eat food (that won’t go off);
  • Copies of important documents e.g. insurance policies, birth certificates;
  • Blankets;
  • Pencil, paper, a penknife and a whistle;
  • Spare keys to your home and car;
  • Spare glasses or contact lenses;
  • Pet supplies;
  • Formula/baby food;
  • Putty or a repair clamp for fixing burst pipes.

You might also wish to consider keeping some parts of the kit together in a waterproof bag, in case you need to leave your home without notice e.g. if your home is at risk of flooding.

Advice for emergencies in Scotland (ready.scot)