What is Readynet?
Readynet is a simple web-based application which asks people in the community to populate and maintain a database with the information which will help both them and the Emergency Services in the event of an emergency.
Readynet provides emergency preparedness planning and assembles, stores and shares emergency management information about:
- Sites e.g. schools, rest homes, hotel/motels, Marae, hospitals businesses etc
Groups e.g. Neighbourhood Support, community, Health, Tangata Whenua and special Interest groups etc.
- Readynet users from sites and groups can receive alerts by text message and email.
Readynet is a powerful emergency management tool. It is available for use by Councils and the Emergency Services.
Readynet contributes to a more emergency prepared and resilient New Zealand
Who uses Readynet?
- rest homes
- business and workplaces
- Neighbourhood Support groups
- health and community groups
How does Readynet work?
Readynet users are provided with secure access to a website that provides templates to guide the assembly and storage of relevant emergency management information. The easy to use online templates guide users through their emergency planning process to produce a comprehensive emergency plan.
Once users have gone through the process of connecting to Readynet and assembling and completing their data input, they will have greatly improved their Emergency Preparedness and have their Emergency Action Guide to prove it!
They will know and record the answers to such questions as:
- who the Emergency Manager and Deputy for the site is
alternative and after hours contact details for key personnel
- who the service and medical providers are, and their contact details
- what the risks / hazards are for the site/area and what the detailed response plans are for those
- location of first aid kits and emergency response equipment
- the contact details for the closest emergency services and civil defence post
- who at the site has any special/disability or medical needs or requirements and much more.
Readynet helps you achieve that preparedness and shares that information with the emergency services and the Emergency Operations Centre (Civil Defence HQ) of participating Councils
How is the information stored?
The information is stored electronically so that users can view, add to, edit or update their data at any time from any location via the web. If the printed hardcopy(s) of the Emergency Action Guide is lost or damaged then it can easily be reprinted - no loss of data due to hardware failure at the site. The Guide is easy to update.
How do alerts work?
Readynet users can receive emergency information and alerts. Along with improving emergency preparedness, sites and groups connected to Readynet can be better informed in advance of, during or following an emergency event via the participating local Council, by receiving urgent Alerts and / or emergency information via email or SMS text message
How can I register with Readynet?
To register in the Whakatane district contact the Whakatane District Council on 07 306 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below and submit.
In order to register we'll need your site or group name, address, contact person name, email and phone number.