Companies should have business continuity planning procedures in place – ODPEM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - It is important for companies to have their ‘Business Continuity Planning Procedures’ in place, in the event the country experiences a major earthquake, advises the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).
“Your team should be trained in terms of your general emergency requirements, how you treat with staff, and how you ensure that persons are safe during or after the quake,” Acting Director General, ODPEM, Richard Thompson said.
He pointed out that during a major earthquake, a tremor can go beyond 30 seconds, depending on the magnitude and severity.
“Sometimes 10 seconds or even three seconds can seem like a lifetime, so it’s important to ensure that you are doing your emergency planning procedures and you constantly have your drills,” Thompson added.