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
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
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
As a facility manager, you are juggling multiple responsibilities at the same time. You take charge of the building’s maintenance, record-keeping, security, compliance requirements, business continuity and disaster recovery, just to name a few. On top of that, the obligation of ensuring a safe workplace for all occupants also ultimately falls on your shoulders. These
EvacServices recognises the crucial role of building owners, their managers and tenants in ensuring that facilities and workplaces are emergency ready and compliant with AS3745 and all applicable standards, legislation and regulations. Considering the gravity of their responsibilities, building owners, their managers and tenants need an emergency management provider who will give them peace of
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
Fire warden training plays a pivotal role in keeping your occupants safe during an emergency. Your fire warden’s involvement encompasses the most crucial aspects of emergency management, such as fire drills and evacuation practice, accounting for people during an evacuation, monitoring fire risk control measures, and implementation of the emergency procedures in your building, just
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?
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