Disaster Risk and Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment
The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world for experiencing natural disasters such as: Earthquake, Fire, Volcanic Eruption, Typhoon, Storm, Flood, Storm Surge and Landslides.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) expect a 7.2 magnitude earthquake resulting to movement of the West Valley Fault which will result to a devastating impact in Metro Manila. Scientists predict it has a recurrence interval of 400 to 500 years. The last major earthquake originating from the fault was recorded in 1658 or 357 years ago.
Last July 27, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck inland in the northern province of Abra Wednesday morning, and badly damaging buildings and roads, and sending strong tremors through Metro Manila. where several buildings were evacuated The strong quake centered two kilometers northeast of Langilang, Abra, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.
Disaster risk assessment is a participatory process to assess the hazards, vulnerabilities and coping capacities of your organization. In addition a building earthquake vulnerability assessment should be conducted to determine the level of vulnerability of your building and the impact that other buildings may have on your building.
Hazard assessment, likelihood of the occurrence, severity and duration of various hazards are evaluated to Philippine legislative requirements and international best practice, enabling the identification of what elements and assets are at risk and the causes of their vulnerable conditions.
How can Lockforce assist your organization in reducing the risk?
- Providing robust Disaster Awareness Training and Assessment
- Building or Community Earthquake Vulnerability Screening
- Provide Incident, Emergency and Crisis Management Plans
- Provide Business Continuity Plan
- Provide appropriate Awareness Training on your company plans
- Scenario based training, testing and exercise of current Incident, Emergency and Crisis
- Management and Business Continuity Plans
After all, the survival of a business enterprise depends on its preparedness. Preparedness not only builds confidence, it saves lives. No matter what business you are engaged in within Metro Manila, you are at high risk and it will definitely impact your business/operation.