Nationwide lockdowns associated with COVID-19 have driven millions to desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to pass the time. Personally, I prefer to pass the time watching animated dog movies. Chief among their digital pursuits is online training. At Allied Universal, we can confirm the upward trend relative to our own online fire life safety training. An influx of subscribers has started taking advantage of our training modules, which are available 24/7.
About Fire Life Safety Training
Our Fire and Life Safety Training Division provides comprehensive fire and life safety and emergency preparation services for every type of facility. We work with clients to create effective emergency plans, especially for fire, natural disasters or other conditions that threaten people’s lives. In addition, we offer the training required to keep commercial buildings and facilities in compliance with safety codes. Have you watched our animated training videos? They’re entertaining as well as educational. While especially important for high-rise building owners and managers, fire and life safety planning are a critical loss prevention strategy for every operation.
As a leader in training commercial building tenants and residential high-rise occupants for fire safety and emergency certification, our proprietary training system ensures that buildings and their occupants meet mandated national, state and local standards. Additionally, we maintain close relationships with federal and local law enforcement, fire officials, and other emergency personnel, and many of our instructors and managers are former law enforcement members.
Allied Universal’s digital training sessions include animated video presentations with preparation and survival tips for fires, earthquakes; medical emergencies; power failures; bomb threats; and more. Users also have access to additional resources such as maps, manuals and plans; forms, lists and guidelines; active shooter information; home and family preparedness; area-specific emergencies, active shooter videos, Red Cross CPR/First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)/Special Assistance. If you ask me, that’s a lot of great benefits!
Allied Universal has recently added valuable safety information relative to COVID-19. The material covers important explanations about the respiratory illness, risk of infection rates, details about cases in the United States, symptomology, details about severe associated complications, along with tips for self-protection:
Follow These Tips to Protect Yourself
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. (This sounds like a good idea even when we’re not dealing with a pandemic!)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands or paws.
- Wash your hands (or paws) often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- As with any contagious illness, if you feel sick, stay home. (Granted, this is not optional in many cases, of late.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash can and wash your hands or paws.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
When to Wash Your Hands
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet (Was this not a thing before COVID-19?)
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste. (Not that we’re dirty. But, still.)
- After touching garbage
How to Wash Your Hands
- Wet your hands or paws with clean, running water and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
- Lather the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands well, under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them.
- When soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
About the AUS Fire Life Safety Training System
We care about your health and safety. A convenient and affordable way to make sure high-rise occupants are prepared for disasters and emergencies of virtually every kind is to subscribe. Our system has been designed to help improve and save lives. For more information about the best system out there, or to subscribe, click here.