AFAC22 to run in Adelaide, after success of AFAC21 Virtual

18 October, 2021

Following the success of AFAC21 Virtual Conference and Exhibition, plans are underway to host AFAC22 in a face-to-face environment in Adelaide.

Granville factory raises fire safety with ISO 9001:2015 certification

13 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Trafalgar Group

Trafalgar Group's Granville facility has earned ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management system, and the design, production and supply of passive fire protection products.

Fire and emergency management sector to convene virtually at AFAC21

30 August, 2021

At AFAC21 (5–8 October), more than 100 conference presenters across seven immersive streams will take a holistic approach to emergency prevention, management and recovery.

Software upgrades fire protection with standards integration

25 August, 2021 | Supplied by: FireMate

Brisbane-based fire protection maintenance software provider FireMate has partnered with Standards Australia to deliver an integrated fire safety solution.

NSW appoints company to oversee flammable cladding blitz

20 August, 2021

A major commercial building company has been chosen to lead Project Remediate, NSW's cladding remediation program.

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.

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