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 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.

Apex2 sampling pumps

09 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Apex2 range of sampling pumps is intrinsically safe for use in flammable atmospheres.

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

28 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald

Vehicle owners and operators are advised to familiarise themselves with changes to Australian Standard AS5062.

Scott Safety Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system

22 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

The Scott Safety Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system uses hands-free thermal imaging technology to provide firefighters with a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings.

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