A disaster plan can save a lot of time when an unexpected incident occurs; in some cases it might actually also save lives. Knowing what to do and with which materials to do so could be of incalculable value in those instances. That’s why Van Heck uses its knowledge and experience in water management to compile disaster plans and offers the Frisian Water Board support and advice whenever necessary.

Van Heck has proven itself a reliable partner in the compilation of disaster plans for a few years now, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Van Heck is one of a handful of companies that are able to deploy big machines on short notice; which is an indispensible feature when it comes to incidents in water management. The Frisian idea of disaster planning has also begun to take root in Germany. The process of drawing up a plan is relatively inexpensive; it costs nothing more than some man-hours. A plan enables you to effectively deal with an incident. From a logistical perspective, you are then better equipped to deal with the incident.

Van Heck’s director, Jeroen van Heck: ‘You earn back the hours spent on drawing up a plan more than generously in the case of an actual incident.’ The plan can be as concise or as detailed as the customer wishes it to be. It could simply consist of a drawing and a list of equipment, or it could consist of a complete overview of cranes and an option for a traffic redirection. Jeroen van Heck preferably offers three alternatives in a disaster plan. ‘You never know in advance what is available at the crucial moment. If you have three alternatives, you have that covered, and you know that you’ll be able to serve your customer well.’

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