Participating in New Zealand ShakeOut is a great way for employers and the people who work for them to learn the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake.
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Check out the information below for basic instructions on how your business can get prepared, do the drill and find out more.
* If you cannot do the drill at 9:15am, 15 October 2015, you can choose a time to suit you within two weeks of the drill (and still be counted).
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Once you've signed up:
9:15am, 15 October 2015:
Signal the start of the drill: there are lots of ways to start the drill, like listen to the radio, blow a whistle, shout ‘earthquake!’ or watch official videos (more information to come later), use an intercom, intranet or wardens (don't use your fire alarm).
Do the Drop, Cover, and Hold drill for 30-45 seconds:
While you are doing the drill, imagine that it is real and what might be happening around you. Think about what you might need to do before a real earthquake happens to help protect yourself and your staff (and customers).
After your drill is complete, have discussions about what you learned and, if necessary, make changes to your business' emergency management plan.
Share your ShakeOut photos, videos, and stories on the Share the ShakeOut page.
'Get Ready Get Thru' for small businesses
To find out how to build your organisation's resilience, and to get your business ready to get thru, download this free resource.
More resources are being developed and will be released during the campaign. Check back here soon for updates.