Facility managers, who have emergency planning obligations, are not just ensuring compliance, they need to promote a proactive mindset towards safety. A positive attitude towards safety can save lives and protect people from the rising threats from emergencies and natural disasters.
2017 was laden with fire emergencies and natural disasters. From high-rise building fires, bush fires
Natural disasters, such as cyclones, can be fore-cast while other emergencies can happen without warning such as earthquakes fires, and floods. An emergency plan is the most effective process to follow to avoid injuries and loss of life in the event of any catastrophe.
As an example, Hurricane Harvey was just the beginning of a catastrophic
Australia is prone to many natural disasters It is best to prepare a plan and procedure and have a training regime in place to keep your business and employees safe by turning your company into a safety-focused organisation
How to get your employees in a safety-focused organisation involved in preparation for a disaster?
The duty of the safety-focused
The Australian government takes the safety of workers very seriously, which is why there is a legislation mandating emergency preparedness across all sectors of society. For example, there are Fire Safety requirements, covered by various pieces of legislation, Regulation, Australian Standards, reference guides and codes applicable to various jurisdiction across Australia.
When it comes to emergencies,
A Fire Warden upholds safety and takes the lead in preventing the disastrous effects of fire on individuals and businesses. Promoting fire safety is crucial, and without ample preparation, many businesses would struggle to recover from mitigate the damages of a devastating fire. This is the reason why wardens are appointed to fully understand the
A Facility Manager plays a key role to maintain and enhance compliance in life safety of the building and occupants from a wide range of possible emergencies. There is no room for error: as a facility manager, you must be vigilant in keeping the property and people safety by focusing on details and regular safety
Improving shopping centre fire evacuation preparedness is now in the spotlight, following news about the large fire that engulfed a shopping strip in Auburn.
Evacuations scenarios in shopping centres are unique. Because it is a public place, occupants of the malls are transient, apart from those who work in the shops. Hence, facility managers must ensure
Businesses turn to evacuation services to ensure employee safety, emergency preparedness, and compliance with Australian Standards and Regulations. However, having these services in place doesn’t always guarantee workplace safety. Implementing an effective emergency plan requires the full support and cooperation of building owners, facility managers, tenants, and general occupants.
How can evacuation services promote workplace safety?
With 79 residents presumed dead and over 70 injured, the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy is one of the most alarming wake-up calls for the facilities management world. It has catapulted high-rise fire safety issues to the fore, particularly the need to review and reform building industry standards. Across the globe, governments and authorities are now
High-rise fire prevention has been the centre of attention since the Grenfell Tower fire in West London. The incident has put more focus on facility and building managers’ accountability in promoting fire safety and in ensuring that buildings and the people in them are prepared when disasters strike.
Facility managers and Building managers as guardians of