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Earthquake Preparedness

This course outlines key rights and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers. It also highlights how you can learn and apply safe workplace practices.
SKU: P0278EN

Earthquakes can happen at any time of the year and occur without warning. Larger earthquakes may cause deaths, injuries, extensive property damage and disruption of public services. As well as the physical and emotional impacts, earthquakes can have an impact on economic activity in the affected area.

In this course, you will learn what you can do to prepare for earthquakes, as well as how to stay safe when and after an earthquake occurs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what to do to your home to make it less susceptible to earthquake damage
  • List the supplies you should have at home and elsewhere
  • Describe the earthquake drills that you should conduct regularly
  • Explain what to do to stay safe during an earthquake
  • Know how to stay safe after an earthquake

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Learning Objectives
  • About Earthquakes
    • Earthquakes and Aftershocks
    • Where and When Earthquakes Occur
    • Earthquake Impacts
  • Earthquake Preparation
    • Improving the Earthquake Resistance of Your Home
    • Securing Your Interior Space
    • Creating a Household Disaster Plan
    • Practicing “Drop, Cover and Hold On”
    • Assembling Emergency Supplies
    • Check Your Understanding
  • During an Earthquake
    • Staying Safe Indoors
    • Staying Safe Outdoors
    • Staying Safe Near the Shore
    • Staying Safe in Public Places
    • Staying Safe in Your Car
    • Check Your Understanding
  • After an Earthquake
    • Leaving Buildings
    • Once You Are Outside and Safe
    • Recovering from an Earthquake
    • Check Your Understanding
  • Conclusion
  • Test

Target Audience:



0.5 hours


Accessible, audio, hybrid, mobile



Products specifications
Course Language English
Length Range 31 - 60 Minutes
Length (Hours) 1.00
Course Features Accessible
Course Features Audio
Course Features Mobile
Module Number(s) 40675EN
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