Are You Ready for the Big One?

It’s not if, it’s when.

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was felt in the capital city last Thursday afternoon, leaving Wellingtonians shook (more).

But the ‘big one’ is yet to come. Geonet has predicted there is a high probability Wellington will be struck by an earthquake 7.8 or greater within the next 10 years (Geonet).

So… how will you fare when it hits?

Being prepared for an earthquake will help reduce the damage to your business and most importantly, help you survive. Get your workplace ready by having an emergency plan in place to ensure everyone is aware of the safety procedures.

You can start checking your workplace’s preparedness here. A more general fact sheet, including useful information for display at work, can be downloaded here.

Working Wise can provide information, support, and put plans and processes in place to help you manage you and your employees’ safety at work. You can phone us on 04 499 0710, or complete our online contact form to find out more.

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