What: LabAlert personnel accountability drill.
When: Thursday April 13, beginning around 9:30 am
Where: Main hill site and offsite locations
Who: All personnel who badge-in between approximately 0500 and 0900 will be sent LabAlert messaging.
Why: This drill is required by the Department of Energy as part of continuity of operations efforts. Participation in this drill will help keep you and your colleagues safe during an emergency.
The cascading alert starts by sending an email, then a text message to registered mobile devices, then a phone call. You will only need to respond to one of the messages, but it is critical that you do so.
To reduce repetitive or unwanted messaging, please keep in mind:
- The notifications will continue until you respond.
- If your subordinates or affiliates list your number in their LabAlert profile, you will get additional notifications
- If your LabAlert contact information includes a group phone line, you will get notifications for everybody that uses the phone line (and vice versa, they will get your notifications)
- If you forward calls to your cell phone, you will likely get additional notifications (from any subordinates or affiliates that badge-in on Thursday and use your phone number)
If you do not have a Lab-issued cell phone, please consider adding your personal cell phone to ensure you receive emergency messages when you are away from your desk. From your profile you can also change the order of how LabAlert sends you notifications; for example, you can elect to receive a text message first, then a phone call. It is also a recommended best practice to create a contact for LabAlert (510-486-6288) in your cell phone, and make it a “Favorite” (this will ensure that messages get through).
You can view or edit your LabAlert profile at: go.lbl.gov/LabAlert.
Please contact Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or experience any issues during the drill.