Building owners need to develop their own internal policies and procedures. All tenants must be aware of these processes and know what to do prior to an event.
In addition the Christchurch City Council recommends the following four-step process to ensure your building is safe after an earthquake.
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, Christchurch City Council recommends building owners / operators get any buildings assessed for potential structural damage that may have been caused by the earthquake.
The following four-step approach will help you work out if buildings are safe.
A four-step process to help you work out if buildings are safe: