First responders need to know the unique features of your farm and where key items are located. Not only does this help to ensure their safety, it enables them to address unexpected events at your operation. Responders will be far more effective, with less risk to life, if they can consult a farm plan while determining their approach to the situation at hand.
Your site plan can be created from a one-page aerial photo or a hand-drawn schematic. If you’ve previously developed an Environmental Farm Plan, you may already have this information documented.
Preparing the plan may help you to identify additional risks as you mark out boundaries and add key items that are critical to effective emergency management.
Site Premises Plan Creation
Useful resource to develop your plan
Fill out the Farm Work Cycle and Inventory Document to aid in completing your site map. These documents will help monitor movements on and off the farm premises as well as documenting all major equipment, infrastructure, and personnel on the farm site at any given time.
It is helpful is identifying key features on the site premises plan as well as understanding traffic flows on and off the farm.
Considerations for Development of Site Map Plan
When developing your site map plan, there are two components that need to be taken into consideration:
- Barn/ infrastructure layout
- Land/ site conditions layout
Two photos of the premises should be included in the site map plan and respectively include: