Facility emergencies can vary in scale and severity. Ideally, your emergency plan should be designed to include procedures on how to manage potential emergencies relevant to your location, building design, etc. Familiarity with the different types of emergencies is, therefore, a must when preparing your plan.
In this article, we give an overview of five types
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
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
The Emergency Plan is required to prepare the company for the unexpected. More than just having the emergency plan, the execution of the emergency plan must be the focus. It should be carried out as efficiently as possible when real emergencies arise.
Ideally, an emergency plan must be crafted holistically, taking into consideration various factors such
We should learn from the bush fire happening now in a Canadian province where 50 Australian firefighters are deployed to battle rapidly spreading bushfires that have forced 39,000 people to evacuate from their properties.
The Australian Standard for the Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas – AS3959 – 2009 – establishes the requirement for the