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
Some companies see a business evacuation plan simply as a means to tick a compliance box. Others, on the other hand, believe that emergency planning is a cost, not a worthwhile investment that will support business growth. If you are one of those who still put an evacuation plan low on your business priority list,
Improving shopping centre fire evacuation preparedness is now in the spotlight, following news about the Chadstone Shopping Centre fire.
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 that tenant and mall staff
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?
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
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
If general occupants are properly trained on actions to do in emergency evacuations, they stand a greater chance of safely exiting the facility unscathed. But emergencies can, unfortunately, bring out the worst in people. When panic, confusion, and chaos ensue, people are prone to making wrong decisions and endangering themselves even further during a crisis.
A business fire evacuation plan is more than just an exit strategy during a fire emergency. It gives you a glimpse of how a company cares for the welfare of employees and how they cultivate safety mindedness within the organisation. Without a fire evacuation plan, businesses will not just suffer the backlash of property and
Fire evacuations don’t always end in the safe egress of people from a burning facility. Unfortunately, many things could still go wrong even with the most airtight emergency plan and strict safety regulations. Hence facility managers must know these three factors that affect the success of fire evacuations.
Compliance with standards and regulations relating to
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.