Guide on civil protection for companies

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This guide contains its own compilation and from other sources with topics related to civil protection within a company or a workplace. Our Purpose is that you have a Guide that can support you to comply with all the civil protection issues that your company needs. If there is a work accident related to the law, or you need legal advice regarding employment, you can contact us here at

Emergency Response Measures

The most effective measure of dealing with an emergency situation is to prevent the situation from occurring in the first place. Prevention can be achieved by following safety-related action measures and work instructions.

The following measures are included within an “Emergency Response Plan”, in the event of an Emergency, all employees must respond according to emergency measures that include:

  • Security rules
  • Risk analysis
  • Civil protection brigade
  • Dissemination and Training
  • What is a disaster?
  • What to do in case of an emergency?
  • Evacuation
  • Measures to restore service
  • Actions to carry out humanitarian aid

1. Safety Rules

  1. In case of a contingency remember not to run, scream, or push.
  2. Always stay calm, remember that panic is your worst enemy.
  3. When evacuating the place, do not try to return if you forgot an object.
  4. Do not forget that, for your safety, you must correctly and quickly comply with the instructions of the
  5. Civil Protection staff.
  6. Stay away from glass, windows, power lines, poles, and trees.
  7. In the event of an accident or disaster, do not use the elevators.
  8. Don’t spread rumors.
  9. Identify evacuation routes and keep them clear.
  10. If possible, disconnect the power supply, and if necessary, close the gas taps.
  11. Visibly wear the personal identification badge.

2. Risk Analysis

Every company must have its corresponding civil protection program which includes, among other things, the general vulnerability analysis which includes the risk analysis in which the preventive and corrective measures to be applied must be defined, among other things. In order to safeguard the integrity of the workers and prevent risk situations within the work area.

3. Civil Protection Brigades

Each workplace must prepare to be self-sufficient and able to rely on its own resources to protect and care for staff, until outside help arrives. Hence the need for the formation of emergency Civil Protection brigades.

The emergency brigade within a company is in charge of acting within the facilities during an emergency. His work includes: Helping evacuate, extinguish fires and support search and rescue efforts.

For more information see our blog entry How to create a civil protection emergency brigade?

4. Dissemination and Training

Being well informed implies knowing how to act with certainty in the face of disasters and makes it possible to acquire the equipment and supplies that can help us save lives well in advance. For this reason, it is important to carry out drills and constant training.

To do this, it is essential to know the indications of those responsible for Civil Protection, who in coordination with the authorities help ensure that security programs are timely and effective.

It is also important to know the informative materials published in Internal Communication, sharing the documents with those collaborators who are in charge and who do not have email.

5. What is a DISASTER?

A disaster is defined as an event concentrated in time and space, in which the population, or part of it, suffers severe damage and incurs losses for its members; The foregoing gives rise to the social structure becoming out of order and the fulfillment of the essential activities of society is prevented, affecting its vital functioning.


Every year, the country is affected by numerous disasters, some of which constitute national news and others, although they do not have the same information dissemination, also affect many towns and communities.

Each disaster generally produces lasting effects and casts a regrettable balance in terms of loss of human life. In addition to the emotional impact it leaves on the people who suffer it, the damage to property, services and the environment amount to billions of pesos.

The most frequent problem with regard to the individual or community behavior of the population in the face of disasters is the lack of preparation to face them in their three basic moments: before, during and after the disaster.