Australian Standards

Standards are voluntary documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable.

They cover a variety of subjects, including consumer products and services, the environment, construction, energy and water utilities, and more.

To ensure they keep pace with new technologies, standards are regularly reviewed by Standards Australia technical committees.

There are three categories of standards:

Wardens

A Fire Warden (or Fire Marshal) is a designated person within an organisation who is given specific responsibilities that help in the management of fire safety and the safety of building occupants in the event of an emergency.

Documentation

Documentation is a term with many meanings, the most common of which are: A set of documents provided on paper, or online, or on digital or analog media, such as audio tape or CDs. The process of documenting knowledge, as in scientific articles. The process of providing evidence. The writing of product documentation, such as software documentation. A synonym for the term document. A synonym for the term bibliography.

Professional certification

Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure qualification to perform a job or task. Not all certifications that use post-nominal letters are an acknowledgement of educational achievement, or an agency appointed to safeguard the public interest.

Fire safety officer

In the United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Service a Fire Safety Officer (sometimes referred to as a Fire Officer) is a firefighter who has attained the rank of Sub-Officer (also known as a Watch Commander) or above, and transferred from front line operational service into the Fire Safety Department. The term “Fire Officer” may also refer to a Fire Safety Inspector who is of equivalent rank in the Fire Safety Section of the Fire Service.

Knowledge

Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic.

Emergency procedure

An emergency is a serious, unexpected, often dangerous situation that requires immediate action. The emergency procedure is a plan of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency event.

Emergency management

Emergency management is a public authority field, a group of professions and an interdisciplinary research field that deals with the processes used to protect populations or organizations from the consequences of disasters, wars and acts of terrorism. Emergency management doesn’t necessarily extend to the averting or eliminating the threats themselves although the study and prediction of the threats is an imminent part of the field.

Resource

A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable. Benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, meeting needs or wants, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well being. From a human perspective a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants.