Work Health and Safety Legislation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Hendry reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, an employer must ensure that, 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 of an emergency plan in

Workplace Health and Safety Act: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Hendry reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ 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

Evacuation Diagrams for Rooms in a Multi-Storey Hotel Building: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and hotel room evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms above. The building had superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) that did not comply with the current provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor building works had also occurred that required the evacuation diagrams to be updated.AS 3745 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

Evacuation Exercise: Trial Evacuations: When Things Go Wrong

Work Place Safety Assessors advise that observing trial evacuations (evacuation exercise) from facilities there has been plenty of opportunity to witness interesting incidents. ‘Facilities’ can refer to a wide range of buildings such as office blocks, factories, warehouses, hotels and schools.  Many of these incidents are revealing, in that the evacuations were stressful,  inspiring or educational. Trial evacuations are valuable for working out if emergency response equipment works the way it is supposed to and if people know how to use it. Here are some good examples: In a school with an EWIS (SSIS) system, the wardens were asked to use the Warden

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation diagrams and an emergency plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010. Building works under a building approval had also occurred, requiring the evacuation signs to be updated. AS 3745 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). Managers responsible for the safety of the occupants should realise that any

SAI Global Guide to Standards: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that SAI Global has updated the ‘Guide to Standards – Dangerous Goods’ mentioning that “this document provides information on Standards and other industry specific information that may be of interest to anyone working with different types of dangerous goods, including manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users. The publications outlined in this guide cover requirements (including storage and handling) for dangerous goods transported by road and rail”… Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including asbestos audit and a confined space audit. Further Advice

NSW: Working at Heights: Work Health Safety

NSW – Work Place Safety Assessors advise occupiers and those who manage or control workplaces that a Work Safe Australia work health safety publication covers the responsibilities of those nominated in the Act/Regulations. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist property managers and occupiers with a Working at Heights Audit to satisfy work health safety obligations … (more) Further Advice For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest Work Place Assessor office by clicking here.

Exits on Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST  Emergency Plan reveals audits performed by our assessors show misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745 -2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also known as evacuation diagrams, include a plan of the floor or area. The floor plan on the evacuation diagram/evacuation signs is required to show the designated exits. Designated exits include the paths of travel required to fulfil the Building Code of Australia (BCA) minimum requirements and are based on factors

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.

Work Health Safety: What is an Asbestos Register?

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that a work health safety asbestos register is a document that must be accessible to all personnel on site (building occupants). The asbestos register must contain the following information, all asbestos containing material (ACM) that has been identified, the date the ACM was identified and the type, condition and location of the ACM. The asbestos register must also identify when the ACM was last inspected … (more) Further Advice For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest Work Place Safety Assessor office by clicking here.