We can't predict natural disasters, but we can prepare for them. One of the best places to start is with your home. Find out what you can do to make your home safer.

How to make your home safer

You can take steps to help reduce the effects of an emergency on you and your property.

  • Secure heavy furniture to the floor or wall.
  • Store loose items (dinnerware, crockery and kitchenware) securely.
  • Remove or secure objects that may fall and cause damage such as wardrobes, bookcases, appliances or ornaments.
  • Store household products and chemicals safely to reduce risk of spillage.
EQC Earthquake Commission | Kōmihana Rūwhenua

Visit EQC’s Fix. Fasten. Don't Forget. for more information on making your home safer.

Get your household ready

It’s up to you to make sure your family, and the people you care about, know what to do and that you all have what you need to get through on your own. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.