Fire > Suppression

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.

New Fire-Retardant Ensembles and Fireboot in development for Workwear Group

24 September, 2020

With industry leading design, product and service expertise, Workwear Group tailor solutions to meet each of our Emergency partners' unique requirements.

'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.

Fire-resistant ship cladding builds up safety

13 August, 2020

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*

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

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.

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.

Hazards lurk in the wake of fire

14 January, 2020

Those affected by the bushfires are being advised to remain vigilant, even after the fires have passed and assessment, clean-up and recovery work is undertaken.

Innovations for fire risk reduction in mining

02 October, 2019 by Jason Andrews-Reid*

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

Queensland's cladding reforms

21 August, 2019 by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott*

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

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