A well-established emergency procedure is one of the foundations of a safe work environment. Way beyond ensuring your site’s compliance with emergency planning legislation and standards, it’s also an effective means to uphold the safety and protection of tenants and personnel in your care. A work environment that develops a plan to fulfil its occupational
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
Safety Culture – What is it? According to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, safety culture is an organisational culture that puts premium importance on safety beliefs, perceptions, values, and attitudes shared by people within the company. Simply put, it is “the way we do things here”.
If one of your goals this year is to establish
After two weeks of battering from ex-cyclone Debbie, some communities have started shifting the focus towards the restoration of properties and facilities. Although that is an important aspect of recovery, we should also find ways to reduce our vulnerability to future natural disasters. Strengthening emergency planning efforts to focus on disaster preparedness is one effective way
Recent emergencies and natural disasters all over the world highlight the critical role of an emergency plan in mitigating damages from natural disasters. Compliance with strict safety and work safety regulations has saved countless of lives and properties from further destruction and distress, proving the need for disaster preparedness.
Is an emergency plan one of your priorities
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
Timely dissemination of information can save lives and properties during a calamity. An emergency plan will be futile if it is not properly communicated to relevant parties. Hence, you need to have emergency committees in place to guarantee smooth flow of information and instructions.
During calamities, members of the Emergency Committees play significant roles in ensuring fluid
Cyclone turned tropical storm Debbie continues to wreak havoc across the region and left affected areas with millions of dollars’ worth of damages to properties. The storm is slowing down, but the threat is far from over. Complacency is not an option. You should still be on your feet and ready to face the worst impact
No matter how well-documented an emergency plan is, it will be rendered futile unless it is properly disseminated to all parties involved. Needless to say. Therefore, communication remains to be a very crucial element in successfully implementing emergency plans. Because of the sheer number of occupants in a building, it is imperative that a proper system
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