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.

Tecpro Australia Mine Spec Range heavy-duty hose reels

30 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Tecpro Australia

Tecpro Australia Mine Spec Range heavy-duty hose reels include a spring rewind mechanism to make it easy for operators to retract the hose after use.

Improved emergency services response for bushfire season

22 August, 2016

Emergency services will be better able to share resources ahead of the disaster season in Australia, following support from the National Resource Sharing Centre.

Beating the heat with PPE

11 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

High temperatures are a cause for concern for outdoor workers and increase the risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, heat stress and heat stroke.

Standards update — national approach to fire protection maintenance

27 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald

National businesses are being urged to standardise maintenance of fire protection as Victoria joins the rest of Australia in implementing fire protection maintenance standard AS1851-2012.

Safeguarding your worksite against electrical fires

04 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Simply Energy

Simply Energy provides guidelines on how to safeguard your worksite against electrical fires.

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