Building standard safeguards against future bushfires28 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) strain28 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 outdoors27 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 fires22 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 fire14 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.
Looking after employee needs when disaster strikes20 November, 2019 by Aaron Goonrey, Kaitlyn Gulle and Cameron Hannebery* | Supplied by: Lander & Rogers
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 System06 November, 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.
Combustible cladding crisis: state governments' response16 October, 2019 by Kingsley Grimshaw* | Supplied by: Barry.Nilsson.
Australia's state governments are grappling with updated combustible cladding regulations. Lawyer Kingsley Grimshaw outlines the response.
'Multi-sensory virtual environments' offer safety benefits04 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 mining02 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.
Queensland's cladding reforms21 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 systems24 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 safety05 November, 2018 by Matt Sulley, National Manager, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald
In an industrial environment, building fires can have a catastrophic impact.