Ask a specialist – is your workplace evacuation ready?
Earthquakes are part and parcel of life and business in New Zealand, so it is essential that employers develop and implement an earthquake action plan, and communicate this with staff so that if disaster strikes, employees know exactly what to do.
Here is a simple checklist of actions from Worksafe NZ’s website.
During the earthquake
After the earthquake, if the building is damaged
Print and post these around the office and make sure that every employee is familiar with the action steps.
Employers must also be ready with the contact numbers and information at hand when needed. Complete this list from Worksafe NZ and again post around the office to be ready.
As always, we are on hand to help you with any questions. If you require advice regarding health and safety obligations and procedures, contact an Employsure specialist on 0800 675 700.
Also, make sure that you have some way of tracking who is your office at any time, staff and visitors, so that you can easily check on the safety of everyone on the premises.
If you have a question that you would like an Employsure specialist to answer in next month’s newsletter, please send it to email@example.com.
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