Evacuation Procedures in tall buildings

High-rise buildings in major Australian cities pose several additional evacuation challenges. Because they are a unique scenario, it means they come with additional requirements. Buildings that are 24-40 floors high are required to have an entire floor dedicated to on-site refuge areas, and all high-rise buildings should be fireproof. This isn’t always the case, but it is the requirement. These buildings are also required to have Evacuation Procedures that are accessible by all, like slides, tubes and chutes. Read more

Where do Evacuation Plans need to be posted?

Evacuation Plans are the responsibility of every PCBU (Persons Conducting Business or Undertakings). If that’s you, you need to make sure that your employees, students, customers or visitors are going to be safe in the case of an emergency. The best way to do this is to have an Evacuation Plan. Read more

Australian Fire Safety Legislation

Australian Legislation requires that Fire Safety guidelines are adhered to across the country. These regulations exist to ensure the best possible result in the case of an emergency. Businesses and owners can face severe fines for not sticking to them. Read more

Emergency Procedures and Planning – What is it and why do we need it?

For many a Fire Safety Officer, planning for the unpredictable is second nature.

While it can be tough to tell when disaster might strike, it makes the process simple. If we don’t know when an emergency should occur, then procedures and plans must be put in place so that we are always ready to respond to an array of emergency situations. Read more