Earthquake Preparedness

Reduce your vulnerability in the event of a major earthquake through preparedness training and contingency planning.

If you live, work in or travel regularly to an area with a high seismic hazard it is essential that you are adequately prepared in case a major earthquake strikes. The United Nations Development Program has stated that the number and severity of casualties among those who have undertaken a degree of preparedness against earthquakes can be up to 30% lower than among those who have not.

Many organisations in earthquake-prone areas do not include earthquake preparedness as part of their contingency planning or restrict it only to providing engineering resilience to their buildings or infrastructure. Yet 50% of casualties from a major earthquake may result from being crushed by falling objects or suffering lacerations from broken glass. Some 17% of casualties occur after a major earthquake has happened. Many of these potential casualties can be prevented by low-cost and easy preparation.

Professor John Reynolds, MD of Reynolds International Ltd (RIL), has pioneered the development of earthquake preparedness strategies over the last six years. He has developed particular expertise in this subject that is sought after internationally.

If you are considering visiting an earthquake-prone area, you may find our advice for travellers useful. This has been developed in partnership with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and is also provided as a FREE pdf.

Most earthquakes strike without warning, day or night. If you are not prepared you could easily become a victim.

Call us now on +44 (0)1352 756196 or email info@reynolds-international.co.uk so that you can find out without any obligation how to benefit from our earthquake preparedness assistance. Don’t delay. The sooner you take action, the lower the risk of being caught unprepared.

Earthquake Emergency Response Plans (EERP)

Imagine the scene – a major earthquake has just struck. It is 2 pm on a working day. Your entire business function has just come to a halt; your offices have been damaged; goods stored in warehouses have just been wrecked; your distribution system has just disintegrated; some of your staff are lying injured in […]

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General guidance when visiting an earthquake-prone country

The information provided below is general guidance that follows best international practice. It is also based on experience of Reynolds International Ltd (RIL) staff acquired over the last six years of providing earthquake preparedness advice to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in places such as Iran, Nepal and Romania, among others. RIL, however, cannot […]

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Institutional earthquake contingency planning

Experience in earthquake-prone areas like Japan and California suggests that when communities know how to prepare for an earthquake, the number of casualties can be reduced by over a third compared with unprepared communities. We offer specifically-designed training sessions to teach you how to prepare before an earthquake, know how to behave during an earthquake, […]

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Non-structural vulnerability assessment of buildings and advice on mitigation

You can reduce your own vulnerability to becoming a casualty in a major earthquake by making some simple and cheap changes. It is not rocket science, mostly common sense. You should remember that significant numbers of casualties occur from objects falling or toppling within the home, office or public buildings. If you review the contents […]

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Structural vulnerability assessment of buildings and design of mitigation measures

We provide structural vulnerability assessmet on buildings and design of mitigation measures. Collapsing buildings during a major earthquake are responsible typically for 50% of casualties and can result in many millions of pounds worth of damage. Affected communities may take years to recover physically, emotionally and psychologically. Businesses may fail completely as a result and […]

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