Archive | April, 2011
In recent times there have been a number of headline Earthquakes. Last year Vanuatu was a small blip in the news, and Haiti & New Zealand woke us all up to an issue that we had complacent about in that it hadn’t made headlines in a very long time, so we all to a certain extent forgot the risks. Then came Japan, on Australias doorstop, devistation, people dead in the thousands, nuclear disasters, and economy and country crippled by an unavoidable natural event.
Sometimes, what we don’t realise, that dispite Australia being a relatively low risk area, we do still have Earthquakes and tremors, as demonstrated very recently in Queensland. The size, location and timing of such events is so variable and hard to predict that Australian business, or any business around the world, can not risk complacency. To provide perspective to the potential peril that we feel somewhat buffered from, view http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/listQuakes. This list demonstrates that although our risk is lower say than Japan, Earthquakes do happen frequently in Australia. Ensure your business is ready. Do you have a disaster action plan, is your building rated to withstand an Earthquake, Are the contents of your business, from your racking and stock loading, to your machinery to your valuable staff, as prepared and ready as they can be?