Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.

Make a household emergency plan

A household emergency plan lets everyone in your household know what to do in an emergency and how to get ready. Having a plan helps make actual emergency situations less stressful.

Make a plan with your whānau to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn’t have them. 

Make sure your plan lines up with other emergency plans for places where you spend a lot of time.

Make a plan online with your whānau to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn't have them.

Make a work emergency plan

In an emergency, you can be stuck at work, without transport home. Make a personal workplace emergency plan so you know who to contact at work and have a plan to get home safely.

Have staff fill in a personal workplace emergency plan to plan for an emergency during work hours.

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Planning for emergencies makes good business sense. It helps keep you and your workers safe and minimises downtime.

Make a school emergency plan

Find out what your early childhood centre or school’s emergency plan is.

  • Find out where their safe location is so you know where you can pick your children up from after the “all-clear” is given.
  • Plan to collect your children by foot or bike, if possible. Routes to and from schools may be jammed. Telephone lines during an emergency may be overloaded.
  • Make sure the contact details your early childhood centre or school has are up to date. Give them a list of three people who can pick the kids up if you can’t get there.

Make a marae emergency plan

Make a marae emergency plan to help your marae be as prepared as possible for a natural disaster or emergency.

Marae preparedness planning enhances resilience and safety of marae, taonga and iwi. It helps te hau kāinga and te haupori understand and manage their risks.

Make a community emergency plan

Make a community emergency plan so your community can help each other in an emergency. Talking with other people in your community is one of the best ways to prepare for emergencies.

Make a community emergency plan. A community emergency plan can help your community understand how you can help each other in an emergency.

Get your household ready

It’s up to you to make sure your whānau know what to do and that you all have what you need to get through. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.