FAQs - The Guide to Emergency Preparedness™ - Small Polyboard Guide
How many Guides do we want for our organization?
Because the Guide is designed to be readily available as a quick-reference for your staff, you will want to place them throughout your building(s). You will want to carefully consider the number of Guides you plan to order to take advantage of the volume-based pricing structure.
In the healthcare industry many facilities opt to have at least one copy of the guide mounted in each department, and to have extra copies on hand for large departments. Often times the Human Resources department will use the guides for new employee orientation, so they may want extra copies.
Many school districts have two versions of the Guide in place. One is tailored to the educator and the other is more detailed for administrative use. Most often the educator's Guides are assigned to staff members at the beginning of the school year. Some districts choose to assign and place the Guide in each room, in a designated location. The administrative Guides are often distributed to superintendents, principals, assistant principals, nurses, counselors and other appropriate administrative staff.
Most districts provide copies of the Guides to school board members and first responders. A few extra Guides are often kept in the school office to review with substitute educators and to use as training Guides when new staff members are in the building.
How do we put our Guide to Emergency Preparedness together?
Upon your decision to create the Guide for your organization, you will receive pre-production materials to assist you. We will send you an electronic text file that will serve as a starting point for compiling your text. When you send us your text file and logo or artwork, our graphics team will layout the card sets and cover. You will be provided with proofs of the card set and cover for your approval prior to production. You won’t need to spend any time formatting the text or designing the cover. Design and format assistance are included in the cost of the Guide.
What is the turnaround time?
Upon your approval of the cover and card set proofs, we will produce and ship your Guides with-in four to six weeks. You will receive a product that is fully assembled and ready to put into service the moment it arrives. It is a good idea to request the wall mounts to arrive before the Guides so they can be installed in advance. If you have a target date or a deadline, please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate your need.
Who maintains the computer file for changes?
We keep all completed publications in our computer archives. We can also provide the finished file back to you if desired so that you may make changes. We support you to do what works best for your organization. However, it is usually easier to simply mark your changes on the card(s) and fax them to us. We will create proofs incorporating the changes before printing the revised card(s).
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