Here are a few tips to help get your business back to normal.
Clean-up and hazard management
- Assume there may be hazards in your work place – such as downed ceiling tiles, spilled kitchen contents etc.
- Assume any exposed wires are live
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment when cleaning up any spills
- Expect dust and dirt to be expelled from air-conditioning ducts when the aircon is switched back on
- Contact Survive- it if you require spill kits or PPE
It is useful to keep a photographic record of insurance and health and safety purposes. Here are a few items you may want to photograph:
- Any damage for insurance and seismic safety review
- Items that have moved for future training purposes
- Seismic restraints that have not performed as expected.
- Seismic restraints that have worked ie tethered photocopiers that have moved
Review and update
Large scale business interruption provides an opportunity to reflect and review:
- Is your Civil Defence and emergency equipment fit for purpose?
- Evacuation plans
- Business continuity plans
- Check contact lists are up to date
Expect that some of your staff may be traumatised by recent events.
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