Fire

Trafalgar COREX fire-rated board

16 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Trafalgar Group

COREX is a lightweight fire-rated board designed for steel protection in the event of a fire.


Effective evacuation planning: tips for construction

27 May, 2021 by Leigh Harris, Director, Safety Graphics | Supplied by: Safety Graphics

Here are some tips for effective evacuation planning in construction, covering topics such as compliance, training, evaluation and the importance of up-to-date signage.


Jumping castle business fined after truck explosion

26 March, 2021

A Gold Coast jumping castle hire business has been fined $50,000 for exposing two workers, who were burned in a fire, to the risk of serious injury.


Equipment supplier charged after tank container fire

08 March, 2021

An industrial equipment supplier has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a serious workplace incident in Derrimut.


Vic volunteer firefighters to undergo virtual training

29 January, 2021

Victorian volunteer firefighters will receive virtual reality training to help them grow accustomed to a range of emergency firefighting scenarios.


Queensland urges producers to prepare for seasonal natural disasters

09 December, 2020

As Queensland braces for above-average predicted tropical cyclones this season, the state government has prepared a range of guides and resources to help primary producers stay safe.


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.


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