What can you do
To reduce non-structural risk? You can fix it, DIY!
Easy fixing and simple planning make the difference.
Identify what non-structural risks exist in your home, school or workplace.
Secure non-structural building elements and furnishing.
Brace masonry chimneys. Strap bookcases, computers and expensive or dangerous electrical components.
Secure ceiling fans and hanging light fixtures. Fasten heavy pictures and mirrors.
Secure cabinets. Prevent the rolling and tilting of refrigerators.
Ensure that gas appliances have flexible connections. Brace water heaters and know how to shut off utilities.