Emergency Kit

Put together an emergency kit well before you need it

Having an Emergency kit ready to go can help you save precious time if you have to leave in a hurry.
A well prepared kit also means you'll know where to find your torch next time the power fails.

Download a PDF copy of the SA SES Emergency Kit Checklist

Download a copy of the SA SES Emergency Kit Checklist

You can include:

  • important documents saved to a USB stick or a file containing papers
  • driver's licence/photo id
  • passport
  • photos
  • will
  • jewellery
  • insurance papers
  • medical prescriptions
  • contact information – doctor / council / power company
  • first aid kit
  • battery powered radio, torch and spare batteries
  • waterproof bag for valuables.

When you are ready to leave include these items:

  • mobile phone and charger
  • prescriptions and medications
  • overnight bag with change of clothes, toiletries, sanitary supplies
  • clothing and strong shoes
  • non-perishable food and drinking water
  • babies nappies, bottles etc
  • anything special you need for babies, the disabled, infirm or the elderly.

Useful tips

  • keep your emergency kit in a waterproof storage container
  • check it regularly including use-by dates on batteries
  • restock items if you need to
  • keep a list of emergency numbers near your phone or on your fridge.

If you have pets add these 5 things to your emergency kit

  • carriers or leash
  • food and drinking water
  • any medications/vet contact details
  • bedding
  • a toy or treats to help reduce stress.

Pet emergency kit