Fire

'Multi-sensory virtual environments' offer safety benefits

04 October, 2019 | Supplied by: University of Nottingham

New research out of the UK suggests that virtual reality technology combined with multi-sensory stimulation has the potential to improve safety training.


Innovations for fire risk reduction in mining

02 October, 2019 by Jason Andrews-Reid* | Supplied by: Elastomers Australia

Jason Andrews-Reid, OH&S Manager at Elastomers Australia, outlines a few industry innovations aimed at reducing fire risk in mining.


Evacuate immediately: construction workers "risking their lives"

16 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

New UK research finds that high-rise construction site workers are "risking their lives" by not responding immediately to evacuation alarms.


Cygnus Wireless Alarm System

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Checkpoint Fire Safety Products

The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System is a modular system that can be used for site evacuation, first aid alerts and fire detection.


Queensland's cladding reforms

21 August, 2019 by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott* | Supplied by: King & Wood Mallesons

Lawyers Scott Watson and Aisling Scott from King & Wood Mallesons discuss the Queensland Government's planned combustible cladding ban on new builds.


Johnson Controls Vigilant T-Gen2 emergency warning systems

24 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Johnson Controls Australia Pty Ltd

The Johnson Controls Vigilant T-Gen2 Grade 2 and Grade 3 emergency warning systems can be configured to suit most installation requirements.


What are the risks with fire safety upgrades?

12 December, 2018 by Charles Fortin, Managing Director, Collard Maxwell Architects

It is essential to have a clear strategy in place for delivering fire safety upgrades.


Navigating recent changes to fire safety

05 November, 2018 by Matt Sulley, National Manager, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald

In an industrial environment, building fires can have a catastrophic impact.


Preparing for an emergency

08 October, 2018 by Steve McLeod*, Non-Executive Chairman and Founder, Fire & Safety Australia | Supplied by: Fire & Safety Australia

Three steps could help to ensure your workplace emergency response training and exercises are realistic and achieve the desired outcomes.


Study highlights impact of trauma on firefighters

13 February, 2018

More support will be provided for firefighters, following a landmark study into their mental and physical health.


Improved safety protocol needed for building claddings

18 December, 2017

Better safety testing is required to prevent deadly fires in high-rise exterior building claddings, according to FM Global.


Boosting female participation in firefighting

15 December, 2017

A camp held for teenagers in Canada is aiming to get more girls and women into the firefighting services.


Firefighters battle not just flames, but also exposure to carcinogens

27 October, 2017

Canadian study reveals that firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin.


Safer fire retardant now being developed

27 October, 2017

A non-toxic fire retardant is being developed for the building industry, with the hope that it will help to prevent future fire disasters.


Simulator provides safe training for firefighters

06 September, 2017

A virtual reality firefighting simulator has been launched by Deakin University for emergency service training.


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