Bourke Street Terror Attack: Tips for Responding to Personal Threats

The Bourke Street terror attack proves that emergency situations do not only come in the form of a hurricane, or floods, or an earthquake. Danger to people safety is sometimes unfortunately brought in by another person. Personal threats — also known as CODE BLACK in the identification and assessment of emergency scenarios — are events wherein any threat

By |November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Planning: Essential First Aid Skills for Employees

Emergency planning in the workplace is an integral part of any company’s internal processes and policies. Although it does not necessarily bring in profit or income, it does keep everyone within the office safe and sound. As such, the government of Australia has mandated all businesses in the country to comply with safety standards, such

By |October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Planning for Construction Sites

Emergency planning for construction sites is crucial, as construction sites are one of the most high-risk workplaces anywhere in the world. The exposure of the workers to all sorts of dangerous elements – height, debris, hazardous materials, electrical equipment – all make it necessary for companies to ensure that the safety and health of their

By |October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Planning Compliance – Increasing Tenant Engagement on Workplace Safety

Ensuring emergency planning compliance requires teamwork, and everyone in the facility has a role to play in preparing their site for any emergency. While facility managers are ultimately responsible for the safety of their site, tenants and general occupants also have an obligation to ensure their tenancy’s compliance with workplace safety laws. However, getting all

By |September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Updating Warden Lists is Now Easier with EvacConnect

Maintaining an up-to-date warden list can be arduous especially when you are a tenant with multiple floors to manage. Changes occur regularly within your tenancy, such as changes in locations, employees leaving, or new employees starting. Hence, it is crucial for you to collaborate with the building management to ensure that the warden list is

By |August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roles of the Emergency Planning Committee

In coming up with a well-designed emergency plan, the government mandates that every building or office institution must select a reliable group of people to be assigned to this task. This group essentially becomes the Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) responsible for coming up not only with the plan but also emergency response procedures and forming

By |August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Procedures: Roles of Tenants in Occupant Safety

Establishing emergency procedures is not just in the hands of facility managers. While building owners and managers are ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of all occupants within the facility, tenants need to ensure that their workplace is compliant. Crucial to this process is their coordination with the facility manager to align the tenancy’s emergency procedures with those of the building.  

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By |August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Planning 101: Why Plan for Emergencies?

Do you and your occupants know what to do and where to go when emergencies strike? Are you confident that you will be able to keep the people in your care safe and sound in the darkest hours?

Emergencies happen anytime, anywhere and pose threats to the safety and security of individuals and businesses. With the

By |August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire & Safety Training: How it Contributes to Occupant Safety

As a facility manager, these are some of the questions that keep you up at night: Will my building occupants be safe when emergencies strike? Is fire & safety training conducted by our emergency planning provider effective to ensure this?  

Emergency evacuation planning and fire & safety training are crucial components in ensuring occupant safety. In Australia, the government is keen on company compliance with safety and emergency guidelines.

By |June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Response Training and Business ROI

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