General factors regarding the disaster prevention stage


During the prevention stage, efforts to avoid the escalation of risks and hazards requires a heightened awareness of the underlying causes of disasters and of the responsibilities and capacities to instigate change. This power to influence change in political worldviews or organisational risk and safety cultures, for example, depends on the social position in society (e.g. policy makers hold more power than common citizens), but also on whether or not disaster prevention is enough of a priority and a motivator.

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