Check whether any objects or items in your house tend to be hazardous when the earthquake occurs. Fix and maintain it to be in a good condition.
5DROP! COVER! And HOLD ON!
During an earthquake, three things that should be done are to lay down on the floor, to take cover and protect the back of the head beside the a firm object and stay away from windows and the central part of the building beam.
2Plan in advance
Formulate an evacuation plan, find an assembly point, and prepare an emergency number both in and outside the area you live.
6Check after the earthquake
Check the effects of the crisis, both physical injuries and property damages. Study the risks that may happen after the earthquake including the aftershock, the leakage of gas or electricity.
3Prepare safety kits for accidents. Better safe than sorry.
The safety kit should be prepared for handling an earthquake. The kit consists of basic tools including emergency food and sealed bottle of water, flashlight, medicine, whistle, and glow sticks. It should be kept handy.
7Communicate and recover
After the crisis passes, communication to search for the information is strongly encouraged. This is to learn about the damages, further consequences, and how to recover the damages correctly.
4Check for hazards inside your home
Check the structure of the house, the current license (after year 2007). Every high building may already conform with the laws of construction in terms of earthquake prevention while detached houses may have more risks due to less strict rules. Work with an engineer to check and fix.
An Earthquake and a Tall Building is not that scary.
There are several misunderstandings regarding the information of earthquake safety. Considering structural safety, you will find that technical specialist have proven that the higher the building, the stricter the construction control. When it comes to the height of a building, it is not as frightening as many think it is while experiencing an earthquake. A majority of developers, including that of IDEO Condos, consider the resident’s safety as the first priority and understand that strong building design and construction safety is paramount.
Earthquake Safety Guidelines
7 Steps to handle earthquakes
“Ananda’s first Project which is IDEO Lat Phrao, constructed in year 2008” has abided by the Ministerial Regulations on Load Resistance and Durability of the Building or Ground Support for the Earthquake Shaking Rate B.C. 2007. Every project under the umbrella of IDEO satisfies Environment Impact Assessment (EIA).
One of the most significant and effective measurements to build safety for people who live in properties that are in potential areas for an earthquake, was the launch of the law regarding the building and construction control in the risk area. The Ministry of Interior, Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning has issued “Ministerial Regulations on Load Resistance and Durability of the Building or Ground Support for the Earthquake Shaking Rate B.C. 2007 as stated in Building Control Act B.C. 1979 which is effective on 30 November 2007 onwards.”
Important contents are listed below.
- The adding list for the control area and the re-classification of the area.
- The clear classification of the type of building control
- The calculation of earthquake shaking rate
- The reference to the Department of Public Works and Town & City Planning’s measurement used in the building design for the earthquake resistance of