Emergency response training and other relevant safety training are vital compliance components that help ensure the safety, health and well-being of your workforce. As a business, this is not just a legal requirement, but also an ethical obligation to uphold employees’ right to a safe workplace.
In most commercial buildings, it is written into lease agreements that employers/tenants like you need to nominate a staff member to
If you’re a building owner, manager or tenant, fulfilling your emergency planning obligations is crucial. It is key to protecting the safety and well-being of employees and occupants, as well as mitigating reputational and physical damages to your facility and the business in general. It is also important to note that emergency planning is a
As a facility manager, you are juggling multiple responsibilities at the same time. You take charge of the building’s maintenance, record-keeping, security, compliance requirements, business continuity and disaster recovery, just to name a few. On top of that, the obligation of ensuring a safe workplace for all occupants also ultimately falls on your shoulders. These
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