Building owners need to develop their own policies and procedures. All tenants must be aware of these processes and know what to do before an event.
Anyone running a business is required by law to provide a work environment that is without identifiable risks to health and safety.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015(external link) does not set a minimum standard, rather it says that all practical steps are taken to remove or minimise the risk from identified hazards.
Following a significant seismic event, the Council recommends building owners/operators get any buildings assessed for potential structural damage that may have been caused by the earthquake.
The Council recommends the following four-step process to ensure your building is safe after an earthquake.