What’s in your emergency roadside kit?

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Hazardous conditions often lead to road closures and long delays in help arriving at the scene of an accident. To be prepared, it’s important that your business vehicles are equipped with an emergency roadside safety kit.

At the very least, your emergency roadside kit should include:

  • A shovel
  • Tow rope or chain
  • Booster cables
  • Fuel line antifreeze
  • A small tool kit
  • A fire extinguisher

To alert rescuers, kits should contain:

  • Road flares or warning lights
  • Bright cloth to use as a flag
  • ‘Call Police’ sign
  • Flashlight and extra batteries

This will help if you or an employee is trapped in a snowstorm:

  • Emergency food
  • Extra clothing and footwear
  • Blankets
  • Matches
  • Bottled water
  • A candle and small tin
  • Emergency food (non-perishable such as canned fruit, nuts, candy, biscuits, crackers, cookies, dried beef, honey)
  • Can opener and pocket knife
  • First aid kit

While some of these items may not help prevent incidents from happening in the first place, they can stop delays from becoming disasters, or small accidents from becoming emergencies.

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