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Workplace pandemic readiness - your role


How can I ensure I play a primary role at work to ensure readiness for a pandemic or disaster?


NZNO recommends nurses, midwives, health care workers and kai mahi hauora maintain personal readiness to respond, professionally and personally, to an emergency, pandemic or disaster. This may include:

  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of organisational requirements associated with emergency response
  • Remaining up to date with the appropriate use and safe disposal of PPE
  • Ensuring contact details held by your employer are up-to-date
  • Maintaining a personal emergency kit at home and/or at work or in the car.

Discuss preparations and strategies with your families, whānau and friends to ensure readiness and safety in the home, and how to remain in contact in the case of an emergency, disaster or pandemic.

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NZNO communications and media advisors are:

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021 240 3420  |  04 494 6839

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