Engineers Are A Building’s “Zeroth Responders”

by Oct 14, 2015Safety

We rely on first responders to take care of us when emergency situations develop. But what about the people who work to prevent problems from happening in the first place?

In facility management, operators and engineers are the “Zeroth Responders” who hold the key to keeping a building and its occupants safe before emergency situations happen. Preventing issues doesn’t make front-page news, but it’s the most important thing that you can do to keep everyone in your building safe.

HBO’s Last Week Tonight, really nailed this with a trailer for a fake movie a few months ago. Check out the trailer for “Infrastructure”:

The movie’s tagline sums it up nicely: “If anything exciting happens, we’ve done it wrong.”

When “no news is good news,” it’s easy to forget the tireless work that engineers and operators do to keep our building and cities running smoothly. But at LogCheck, we believe that they deserve recognition for all of the work that they do.

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to our first responders who save us when things go wrong, but don’t forget zeroth responders either. They’re an integral part of the system that keeps our built environments safe, every day.

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