Fire > Evacuation

Vic employers urged to manage the risks of working in heat

04 March, 2024

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder for employers to ensure their workers are protected from the risks of extreme heat and fire danger.

SWA releases bushfire planning resources for workplaces

05 February, 2024

Safe Work Australia has released an information sheet to help PCBUs use the national fire danger rating and warning systems to assess the risks of bushfires in the workplace.

Report reveals lingering mental health burden on firefighters

30 October, 2023

A report released by Curtin University has highlighted the mental health struggles of first responders after the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019–2020.

Ramtech WES3 Wireless Evacuation and Nurse Call System

04 September, 2023

The Ramtech WES3 Wireless Evacuation and Nurse Call System has launched in Australia.

Maintaining fire safety in the workplace

10 May, 2023

Without proper training in place, workers are at risk of being harmed in the event of a fire.

MineGlow em-Control interoperable emergency lighting system

08 September, 2022

The MineGlow em-Control emergency lighting system warns and directs an underground workforce to safety with multi-directional light pulses and colours.

Communication is crucial in critical event management

04 November, 2021

A comprehensive CEM platform is essential to ensure public, employee and consumer safety and to help streamline communications and management in any critical event.

Effective evacuation planning: tips for construction

27 May, 2021 by Leigh Harris, Director, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Looking after employee needs when disaster strikes

20 November, 2019 by Aaron Goonrey, Kaitlyn Gulle and Cameron Hannebery*

Current NSW and Qld fires are a reminder for employers to review crisis responses. Lawyers Aaron Goonrey, Kaitlyn Gulle and Cameron Hannebery offer guidance.

Cygnus Wireless Alarm System

06 November, 2019

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

'Multi-sensory virtual environments' offer safety benefits

04 October, 2019

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

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