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Property Managers and AS 3745-2010

VIC – Hendry advises building owners and property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies (AS 3745-2010), and this procedure is also needed by the tenants to meet their duty of care to the staff they employ. This in part is provided by an emergency response training exercise, and is specified under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ where the building owner is specifically mentioned. A building-wide response

Large Laboratory Building: Evacuation

QLD – Hendry was appointed by the proprietor of a business which incorporates laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation diagrams (that is, the date upon which the evacuation diagrams must be re-assessed against potential changes that have occurred to the building or AS 3745-2010). Those responsible for the safety of the occupants must realise that any

Leases: Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Procedures: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Hendry advises that property owners and managers should ensure that leases not only cover the safety of occupants in an emergency, but also include emergency plan and emergency response procedures obligations for occupants to participate in emergency planning as required by AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Emergency situations in a workplace can develop from a number of causes. The occupant’s awareness of emergency response procedures and emergency preparedness will directly affect their ability to minimise loss and suffering. Careful planning through the development of an emergency plan under AS 3745-2010 can reduce the impact of emergencies that

AS 3745-2010: Carpark Basements: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

AUST - Hendry was commissioned by the property manager to prepare the evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) for an existing multi-level basement car park under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams or evacuation signs were outdated to the extent that they did not include new requirements with AS 3745. The emergency plan and evacuation diagrams needed a complete revision to comply with the new provisions in AS 3745-2010. Building owners, property managers and tenants should realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation diagrams

Property Managers and Evacuation Diagrams

VIC – Hendry reports that under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, a Property Manager (for public areas) tenants and employers must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the place of work. Furthermore, details of the arrangements for any such evacuation are kept on display in an appropriate location or locations at the place of work. AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is designed to suit the requirements. As part of an emergency plan in order to meet such legislative requirements, evacuation diagrams or

Tenants: Emergency Response Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Hendry advises property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Legislation to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies, and this procedure is also needed by the tenants to meet their duty of care to the staff they employ. This in part is provided by an emergency response training exercise, and is specified under AS 3745–2010Planning for emergencies in facilities. A building wide response to an emergency needs the cooperation and involvement of tenants and wardens to provide all with

Emergency Plan: AS 4083-2010: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Hendry advises that unlike AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’,  AS 4083-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities’ deals specifically with emergencies occurring internally and externally to a health care facility and how local staff are relied upon to respond. The term ‘health care facility’ refers to a hospital, nursing home, residential care or any other facility that provides health care services as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Whilst the use of a standardised emergency response colour code system is referenced in both AS 4083-2010 and AS 3745-2010, the system is embraced by health

Occupant Training Frequency: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Hendry advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ has consolidated the frequency of occupant training including skill retention activities expected to be provided to the occupants of a facility including those occupants responsible for implementing and managing a facility’s emergency response procedures. Facility occupants should generally receive occupant training at the commencement of their duties to enable them to act in accordance with the documented emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010. Facility occupants are then required to participate in further skills retention (occupant training) activities at intervals not greater than 12 months. These skills retention activities may be delivered by various means

Training Workshop Building: Evacuation Signs

QLD – Hendry advises that an owner of a number of buildings on a site requested for evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) and a Fire and Evacuation Plan to be prepared for a new training building for the occupants. A fire and evacuation plan with evacuation signs was prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008. AS 3745-2010 now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation signs (that is, the date upon which the evacuation signs must be re-assessed against potential changes that have occurred to the building or AS 3745-2010). Those responsible for the safety