Glazing Audits: Building Audit

AUST - Hendry provides glazing audits/glass audits for clients to establish compliance with local standard or nominated by the client for their existing building or portfolio of buildings, especially prior to applying for a building approval. Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Case Law highly the necessity of building owners, property managers, facility managers and tenants owe a duty of care to the occupants and users of a building. Many existing buildings contain glass in windows, side panels, doors and partitions that don’t comply with current legislation. The glass installation may have complied at the time of construction, but in a number of

Victorian Schools: Bushfire Preparedness: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advise that in preparation for the impending 'bushfire' season, schools across Victoria are reviewing and/or implementing current processes and procedures to ensure readiness amongst staff and students. After the 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires, specific bushfire safeguards for schools were introduced. The Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority (VRQA) require all schools to provide evidence of a Critical Incident Plan and a site specific Emergency Management Plan which, must include guidelines for bushfire management. It is also a requirement by the VRQA that a school’s Emergency Plan is to be reviewed annually and after any emergency event. In addition

AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan Compliance Package

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that employers know they have a responsibility to provide a safe work place for their employees including during emergencies. This is a requirement under state based Occupational Health & Safety Legislation. Building owners also have a duty of care to make sure that occupants and visitors are safe in the building, including during emergencies. The extent and detail of the emergency procedures required to be in place are not detailed by a specific piece of legislation, so employers and building owners must rely on independent standards to guide the detail. The current best business practice is detailed

Emergency Plan Overview: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that an emergency plan developed and implemented in accordance with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is part of the solution to an employer’s responsibility under the Work Health Safety legislation to provide a safe workplace. Similarly an emergency management plan may help protect organisations and persons responsible for a facility or workplace from litigation arising out of the ‘duty of care’ provisions contained in common law… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including emergency control organisation and evacuation diagrams. Further Advice For safe occupation of a building

Duties of Managers Who Control Workplaces: Work Health Safety

VIC - Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manager or control workplaces that a WorkSafe Victoria work health safety publication covers the responsibilities of those nominated in the Act. Essential Property Services can assist property managers and occupiers with an OH&S Initial Hazard Identification… (more) Further Advice For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest Work Place Safety Assessor office by clicking here.

WHS: OHS: Compliance: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan is asked by clients why we have to comply with AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'? Except for Tasmania's General Fire Regulations 2010, no other State or Territory regulatory control system directly nominates AS 3745-2010 for compliance. Building owners, employers, property managers, facility managers, owners, corporation and tenants all have various statutory requirements to comply with their State's Work Health & Safety legislation or Occupational Work Health & Safety Legislation in providing a safe work environment for employees and visitors to the premises. Across Australia, WHS and OHS legislation specifies obligations and responsibilities for all

Storage Audits: Racking Audits: Work Health Safety: OHS

VIC - Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces of a work health safety Guidance Note issued by WorkSafe Victoria on Storage and Racking. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist with Storage Audits and Racking Audits to satisfy work health safety obligations… (more) Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Refer to our Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including a confined space audit and working at heights audits. Further Advice For advice on safe occupation of a building, please contact your closest Work Place Safety Assessor

Victorian Schools: Bushfire Preparedness: Essential Safety Measures

VIC - Essential Property Services advise that in preparedness for the impending 'bushfire' season, schools across Victoria are reviewing and/or implementing current processes and procedures to ensure readiness amongst staff and students. After the 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires, specific bushfire safeguards for schools were introduced. The Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority (VRQA) require all schools to provide evidence of a Critical Incident Plan and a site specific Emergency Management Plan which, must include guidelines for bushfire management. It is also a requirement by the VRQA that a school's Emergency Plan is to be reviewed annually and after any emergency event. In

Hazardous Chemicals: Safe Work Method

AUST - Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global advises the publication of 'S813:0392 Safe Work Method Statement - Hazardous Chemicals - Working Around'. It is a Word DOC, not a PDF so you can add logos, change colours and add or delete information as needed. It contains commonly encountered safety aspects and is not a blank template. You can add your company details, ABN and include your site specific details or risks to make it specific to the job at hand. You can then print it for incorporation into your overall OHS/WHS system, as well for inductions, toolbox

Evacuation Diagrams: Work Health Safety: OHS

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors report that under Work Health & Safety/ OHS Legislation, an employer must ensure due diligence is taken, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, 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