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
Each year, Australia faces natural disasters and other emergencies that could lead to fatalities and disruption to major industries. Hence, the government implements Australian Standard 3745 and other relevant legislation and regulations mandating emergency planning and preparedness across all sectors of society.
The responsibility of ensuring that a facility or building is prepared for emergencies ultimately
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
Emergency non-compliance will lead to crippling consequences and will hold the corporation, directors, and managers liable. So, what are your compliance obligations? And what will happen in the event of non-compliance?
Emergency planning is a requirement for all facilities across businesses and industries in Australia as stipulated in Australian Standard 3745-2010. However, there are still several
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,
Prevention, as they say, is always better than the cure. This is just as applicable as having an emergency procedure, unpredictable as emergencies usually are. Although it is never actually possible to determine when a natural calamity or human-made disaster will occur, it is still worth taking on safety measures to mitigate the potential damage
Bushfire season is upon us; an evacuation plan is necessary to reduce the risk to people and property when a natural disaster strikes. With 30 degree plus temperature in Brisbane along with higher and drier conditions down the entire eastern seaboard, we need to be prepared. Recently, Sydney was covered with smoke caused by some