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How to be Prepared for an Earthquake at Work

The next earthquake will hit without warning, and you may be at work. Would you know what to do?  Have you seen your company's Earthquake Emergency Action plan? Wherever you work in New Zealand, you are at risk of an earthquake, according to NZ Civil Defense Emergency Management, so you need to take measures to be prepared. Every moment matters after the first jolt of quake and being prepared makes a huge difference. Here are some preparation tips to help you be earthquake prepared....

November 19, 2018

This Month in Seismic - Tax Breaks, AI and Insurance

A monthly summary of the latest in New Zealand's seismic resilience, retrofits and earthquake strengthening news so you can make the best quake protect decisions....

September 24, 2018

The True Cost of Non-Structural Seismic Risk

“Imagine putting two rugby teams in here and telling them to do as much damage as they can …’  That’s how one client described their work place after the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Utter destruction.  No injuries., thankfully. The strongest tremors were after closing time. But it made them realise how vulnerable their business was to earthquakes. Not just during the shake, or even the immediate shock afterwards but the physical repair and business interruptions t...

September 5, 2018

This Month in Seismic: Engineering a Better New Zealand

Quake Protected ‘This Month In Seismic’ series takes a look at the top non-structural seismic restraints and earthquake strengthening news from the month....

August 31, 2018

Top tips on preparing for an earthquake

Imagining what it will be like when the next quake hits New Zealand can be daunting but a little preparation will make a big difference to your health and safety. Your  workplace  is a priority  location to be prepared  for emergencies. Have a plan.  Secure your area.  Make sure  you have an  emergency pack  or kit that is  ready and convenient  for all staff. In other words, don’t be scared, live prepared. Here are a few tips on...

August 29, 2018

Shake Out Your Earthquake Safety Plans

With New Zealand's ShakeOut only weeks away, we take a look at why learning to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On"  is such a valuable lesson, and what steps you can take to make your home and workplace more safe in the event of an earthquake...

July 31, 2018

This Month in Seismic: First fines and future prosecutions

Quake Protected ‘This Month In Seismic’ series takes a look at the top earthquake resilience and preparedness news from the month....

July 30, 2018

Seismic funding available for heritage buildings to become earthquake prepared

Iconic Wellington landmark The Manor, a building that houses Nelson’s famed Lambretta’s café and a Christchurch substation, is to receive funding for earthquake strengthening, acting Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced this week....

June 29, 2018

Becoming earthquake prepared is child's play with Te Papa and EQC's Minecraft Mod "ShakerMod"

Vengeful bunnies and skeleton horses may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety. “ShakerMod” has been developed by Te Papa in Wellington, in partnership with the Earthquake Commission (EQC), to help kids learn to “Fix, Fasten and Don’t Forget.” Within the game, kids fix and fasten objects, then simulate earthquakes at different magnitudes. When the quakes are triggered, playe...

June 13, 2018

Why earthquake strengthening inside your building is important

In less than 50 seconds a Lower Hutt office is devastated by the shaking of a 7.8 earthquake in Wellington on 14 November, 20016. It is nearly midnight and the office is empty. Thankfully no one is injured by the falling debris. Lower Hutt is 160 km north of Kaikoura, the earthquake's centre. Imagine the levels of injury and destruction if the earthquake had happened during a work day in an office near the centre of the earthquake. ...

May 29, 2018

Lessons learned from BNZ's decision to leave its primary Wellington Office in Central Point Harbour Quay

On March 26th 2018,  the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) exited its lease on the CentrePort Harbour Quays building saying that the quake-damaged premises would take too long to repair. The building, which is owned by CentrePoint, performed as it was structurally designed to during the November 2016 earthquake. However, the failure of non-structural elements and business furnishing within the building meant BNZ’s 1500 staff had to be relocated immediately after the quake and had not been able to...

May 16, 2018

Quake Protected dismayed at earthquake preparedness survey results

Quake Protected dismayed, but not surprised at seismic restraint survey results that show a lack of earthquake preparedness.New Zealand's largest installers of non-structural seismic restraints are calling on the new Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa to crack down on enforcement of non-structural building standards that have been ignored for years. Quake Protected's calls come on the back of survey results that show most Auckland and Wellington high-rises have failed ...

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