The workshops will be run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and provide training on how to assess geo-hazards that could pose a life-safety risk to building occupants, as part of a rapid building assessment process. Once trained, participants will be added to MBIE’s register of rapid building assessors who can be called on to help during a state of emergency, or during a lesser event in special circumstances.
This course is for geo-professionals (especially CPEng and PEngGeol) with at least three years’ experience, including the assessment of geo-hazards and/or land instability
The geotechnical field guide, published by MBIE earlier this year, is the key resource and provides further information on the assessment process.
The all-day programme will include training on:
- the Civil Defence Emergency Management structure
- the rapid geotechnical assessment process and the role of the geo-professional in an emergency event
- identifying geotechnical life-safety hazards and standard descriptions
- decision-making on application of placards
- completing assessment forms
- interacting with residents and building owners
- safety and wellbeing.
Register to attend a workshop. Please note that limited spaces are available.
If you have any queries, please email your questions to [email protected]