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Typhoon policy & procedures Basic policy that should be adapted round your resort
Monsoon seasons can bring Typhoons, Phuket has been lucky over the past few years to pass us by; therefore there is a need for a policy such as the one in the following pages. Typhoons come with warnings, thus giving us a time frame to lock down and secure the property the following procedures will be in effect as of 1st October 2007. A typhoon drill will be held once per year. This will not affect the guests as we won’t have any bells going off. Resort name Has one main location and is across from the main beach divided with a main road. The property contains 4 guest buildings the distance from the beach to the buildings are 500 meters, with a low level Beach Restaurant in front of our property, this does not belong to us. New world coffee and Joe Kool, with a certain amounts of guest rooms face the Sea. These locations would be considered highly dangerous and should be secured down.
The policy: The General Manager, Executive secretary would be responsible for the entire shut down of the property. The chief Engineer is responsible to shut down all power where it is not required. 1. To have the back up generator fully operational and separated for the main grid. Additional spare fuel must be kept for a severe situation. 2. To remove any or moving parts from the front of the resort area. 3. The Ramada sign should be brought down if possible. 4. along with Joe Kool signs only in a Typhoon lock down warning 5. To remove all items around the pool should be kept in the parking area under building G.
6. The car park area should be the location for all loose items that could be moved by high winds and secure them under the main building on the hillside, there is ample space. 7. All windows must be taped up on the inside with sheets to reduce the risk of flying glass if a window breaks. 8. All curtains should be closed to assist in flying Glass. 9. Frontage windows should be boarded up 10. the main reason is the flying debris a Typhoon brings with it. 11. On the outside to use masking tapes to crises cross the windows to assist the breaks when they happen to reduce the risk of projectiles. 12. The chief will be the chief warden for the fire teams and would be assigned to live in for the duration of the typhoon with his teams. 13. He will assign his teams to be split for day and night watches. 14. Fire pumps and hydrants to be ready. 15. Extra diesel would be acquired to compensate for a full week of a Typhoon. 16. The chief and his team would assist in re setting the resort back on its feet once the typhoon has subsided. 17. Typhoon lock down would take two hours from start to finish for the front part of the resort and all staff would be directed to this section to close it down. 18. a second team would be present to assist the guests. 19. If the typhoon is a very severe one we shall then block all windows with plywood covers, which are a back up in the store. 20. walkie talkie system to be with the engineer all units to have a back up 21. water pumps should be on the back up generators 22. all water wells and systems to be checked after the storm to establish the water purity Rooms & Guest in House Action to be taken The guest should have the opportunity to decide to fly out of Phuket, if they can the resort would do as much as they can to assist in getting flights out of Phuket, unfortunately due to certain limitations the tour operator and ground handles should be involved this would be a very risky move to fly out. The Travel agents would be required to assist as well in putting pressure on the Airport to add more planes in a very severe storm or typhoon. Certain guest will be difficult to handle and this should be done, with an understanding that they are afraid, and we should respect that, our judgment should also be looked as taking care of them.