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
Workplace safety initiatives are a must now more than ever. With the Australian economy’s annual loss reaching $60 billion due to work-related injuries and diseases, and a record of 3532 deaths in the workplace since 2013, companies must start investing heavily in upholding employee safety and protection.
Invest in workplace safety initiatives
Improving workers’ safety mindedness brings
The entire world watched in shock as Grenfell Tower in West London stood burning overnight on June 14, 2017. But the sight of the burning 24-storey apartment building tells an even darker story than the ashes it left behind. The “inferno tower” is now facing serious scrutiny about its construction and fire evacuation procedure, as
Facility managers play a pivotal role in business operations. As industries experience significant changes and improvements, the responsibilities of facility managers extend far beyond managing people and utilities. They are also strategic partners in ensuring business continuity, disaster recovery, and workplace safety.
Facility managers’ role in meeting compliance obligations
One of the most important tasks of facility
Natural disasters and fire incidents are not the only events that could lead to an emergency. Without you noticing, there are potential hazards around your facility that present risks to the health and safety of your tenants. This article gives you tips on creating an office hazards checklist and identifying ways to eliminate these risks.
Running a company with no emergency plan is risky business. With the rising threat of natural disasters and fatal fire incidents, companies must prepare to mitigate risks from emergencies to avoid damages and disruption to their operations. This need highlights the role of facility managers as strategic partners in ensuring business continuity and workplace safety.
The main goal of an evacuation is to facilitate the safe exit of people from the emergency site to bring them to a more secure location referred to as the assembly area. Without this pre-planned destination at the end of the evacuation, chaos, panic, and more threats can ensue. It could potentially put people back
The rising threats from natural disasters, civil disturbances, and other crises make having an evacuation procedure more important than ever. Because emergencies don’t keep to a schedule and can happen at any given time, every facility must plan for ways to mitigate the damages of an emergency to their infrastructures and people in their care.