As a facility manager, you aim to keep every person in your care as safe as possible. This is particularly the case during high-risk situations, such as fire emergencies. A well-established fire evacuation plan will help you meet this objective. But what exactly merits a good evacuation plan? What should you look for and include?
Locks are meant to keep valuable items safe, but sometimes they may be what are putting your tenants in danger and making your evacuation plan ineffective. Make sure that your locks and security are set up not only to keep criminals out but also to allow those in your building to exit during an emergency
Ex-cyclone Debbie caused floods that resulted in large-scale losses to businesses in Queensland. Does your emergency plan include actions for Flood Safety?
Floods are the worst post effect of a cyclone. The downturn of the coal exports business after Cyclone Yasi is a terrifying example of the devastation floods can bring. In fact, it took out
As a facility manager, you are tasked to provide patients with excellent delivery of healthcare, in addition to your excellent facilities and competent workforce. The reason your patients choose you as their provider is not only because you give them cure for their health conditions, but they also believe that your facility is the safest
Emergency situations do not necessarily arise only from natural disasters or fire emergencies. Sometimes, all it takes is a little miscommunication on the floor workspace or a clumsy spill of a hazardous material for an injury or an accident to happen. As such, it is not only emergencies of destructive nature that general occupants must
Emergency or Fire Exits are designed specifically for the purpose of providing a faster means of getting out of the building in times of emergency, such as a fire or earthquake. They are strategically located in select areas within the building, such as in stairwells, hallways, and other similar places, and feature an outward opening
For nearly 30 years, fire and evacuation training companies have heralded their claim to provide 100% compliance with an Australian Standard, and more recently a legislative requirement. Their way was the only way. We know, given that it is constantly drilled into us, that mitigating the risk from emergencies is critical to business success. In
Becoming 100 percent compliant to the Australian Standard 3745-2010 may be a bit of a challenge, but it would certainly mean the difference in making sure that your company is prepared for any event or disaster.
The specific requirements differ depending on the type of facility, and your role within the facility. It is important to remember,