Fire

Research reveals health effects of Hazelwood mine fire

30 October, 2020

Research into the health effects of the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire has revealed an increased risk of death in smoke-impacted areas during and after the fire.


NSW pushes for seasonal safety ahead of summer

29 October, 2020

As bushfire season approaches, the NSW Government is urging businesses to prepare a SeasonalSAFE Plan for the hazards caused by hot weather.


'Preventable' workplace death prompts $800K fine

21 September, 2020

A liquid waste treatment facility in Yatala, Queensland, has been fined $800,000 after an incident in which a worker was burnt to death.


NSW bushfire inquiry calls for more hazard reduction

11 September, 2020

The NSW Government has released an independent Bushfire Inquiry Report, which accepted all 76 recommendations made after the 2019–20 bushfire season.


Australian-based manufacturing strengthens safety credentials

25 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Trafalgar Group

The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo is a marker of quality, and has been central to the Trafalgar Group's manufacturing operations and its safety credentials.


Fire-resistant ship cladding builds up safety

13 August, 2020 | Supplied by: CSIRO

A lightweight, fire-resistant ship cladding that can withstand temperatures over 1000°C could change the face of ships around the world.


Fire safety in unoccupied buildings: a national snapshot

16 July, 2020 by John Lynch* | Supplied by: Wormald

Fire safety testing is essential for building owners, whether a building is occupied or not. Here is a national snapshot of fire compliance requirements.


Contractors appointed to clean up site of chemical fire

26 June, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria has appointed Enviropacific Services, Corsec Services and Prensa to oversee clean-up following a chemical fire at Tottenham, Victoria.


Queensland fights fire using virtual reality training

05 June, 2020

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is combating the fight against fire using augmented and virtual reality training programs that help train firefighters.


Power station charged $1.56m over devastating 2014 fire

21 May, 2020

The operator of Hazelwood Power Corporation has been fined $1.56 million, after a bushfire spread to its coalmine and burned for 45 days.


Latest threat in the combustible cladding crisis

18 March, 2020 by Mark Waller, Chris Erfurt and Tara Mulroy* | Supplied by: Clayton Utz

Australia's combustible cladding crisis continues with Biowood not compliant with the Building Code of Australia in multi-storey residential properties.


Building standard safeguards against future bushfires

28 February, 2020

The Australian Government and Standards Australia will jointly fund access for all Australians to AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas until 30 June 2021.


Tired firefighters feeling the (back) strain

28 January, 2020

As Australia's firefighters are pushed to their limits, new research suggests their lower back pain can impact on the severity of insomnia they face.


Managing bushfire smoke health risks when working outdoors

27 January, 2020

Bushfires burning across Victoria have led to increasing smoke levels, which can adversely impact those exposed to particles in bushfire smoke.


Five-year high for NSW mobile plant fires

22 January, 2020

There were 141 instances of mobile plant fires in NSW in 2019, and "a significant rise" in underground fires, according to a new report.


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