Post-Disaster Recovery

New Zealand’s Dark Horse of Disaster Risk Legislation

Our recently completed piece of Earthquake Commission (EQC) funded research investigating the role of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) in how New Zealand organisations manage earthquake risk.

New Zealand's Dark Horse of Disaster Risk Legislation - The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015!

An unexpected by influential piece of legislation, helping organisations prepare for earthquakes.

Our recently completed piece of Earthquake Commission (EQC) funded research investigated whether the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has a role in how New Zealand organisations manage earthquake risk. We found that organisations were driven to undertake earthquake risk reduction by both the HSWA and their concerns on how an earthquake might endanger their staff and customers. However, there is a gap between organisations wanting to do the right thing and the actual implementation of earthquake risk reduction activities.

Organisations struggle to access relevant information on what and how they should be reducing earthquake risks. These challenges combined with lack of time and money to implement these activities (especially in SMEs) were found to be the greatest barriers to organisations becoming more earthquake resilient.

Huge thanks to our fantastic project team Tracy Hatton, Sophie Horsfall, Charlotte Brown, Toni Collins from UC School of Law and Dave Brunsdon from Kestrel Group.

To see our full report and research outputs click on the button below!

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 10: Plan to Adapt

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 10: Plan to Adapt.

Good business continuity planning helps reduce the impacts of a crisis. To get the most out of your plans you need to be making them adaptive. In our final handout for this series, Tip #10 brings you some key tips on how to build your organisation's adaptive capacity.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

All 10 handouts can be found on our website as free downloads (PDFs).

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 9: The Paradox of Insurance

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 9: The Paradox of Insurance.

Insurance shouldn't be your only resilience strategy - you need to balance your efforts to maximise your claims with your efforts to move your business forward. Tip 9 is here to help you understand this balancing act and how to get the best from your insurance policy.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 8: Staff Engagement – More than just a Buzzword

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 8: Staff Engagement - more than just a buzzword.

Engaged staff will help your organisation recover and thrive. Our next handout discusses several ways you can support your staff so they can help support your business during times of crisis.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 7: Recovery is a Marathon not a Sprint

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 7: Recovery is a Marathon not a Sprint.

Recovery may take longer than you initially expect. Help your organisation through this period by being ready to adapt, change decisions, and keep moving forward, even with incomplete information.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 6: Recovery for a new environment

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 6: Recovery for a New Environment

Crises often change the business environment - be ready to adapt to this new environment so you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 5: There is no such thing as too much communication

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 5: There is no such thing as too much Communication

Crises and disruption generate uncertainty -  establishing two-way communication and communicating early and often help in managing this uncertainty.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 4: Take Care of your Staff

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 4: Take Care of your Staff

Take Care of your Staff explores the different ways you can support your staff during a crisis and how it can help your organisation recover quicker.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 3: Collaborate for Success

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 3: Collaborate for Success

Collaborate for Success explores how building relationships with other organisations is important during a crisis.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learnings from crisis and disruption – Tip 2: No Organisation is an Island

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 2: No Organisation is an Island

Following on from last week's 'Looking after your Leaders' tip, we have 'No Organisation is an Island' discussing our top tips for dealing with supply chain disruption.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

 

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