Category: Fire Safety


QLD Buildings Fail New Fire Standard

A high number of Queensland residential care buildings do not comply with the state’s new fire safety standards. An audit on fire safety standards of Queensland’s residential care buildings revealed over 25,000 residents were still living in 784 non-compliant buildings.


Going Paperless for Fire Safety

If you have a good memory you may remember in the article: Fire Safety at Work that the average offices exceed fire regulations due to the tonnes of loose paper scattered …


New Fire Safety Rules for QLD Businesses

Trina at EVAC Services forwarded a press release on the new Fire Safety Rules now in effect in Queensland.

Revised building fire and safety regulation came into force on 1 July 2009 …


Fire Safety in the Workplace

It is vital to have a fire plan in the workplace that ensures all employees can get out of the building safely. Whether you are the employee or the employer, there are a number of things you need …


Emergency Drills

Emergency Drills – are you doing them?

Think back to when you were a kid in school. Do you remember the various hazard drills you had to practice? Depending on where you lived there were fire drills …


Hi Viz Clothing Catching Fire

WorkSafe Victoria put out an alert earlier this year about Synthetic High Visibility Clothing catching fire when flames or ignition sources are present. “A road construction worker was using a demolition saw (demo-saw) to cut a steel upright when sparks ignited the stomach area of his high visibility shirt. He suffered burns to his stomach […]


Fire Safety at Work

Here is a real thought provoker: Do you realise that most offices exceed fire regulations given the large amount of loose and scattered paper covering their desks, book shelves, tables, chairs, etc. Don’t believe me? As a rule of thumb every kilogram of paper has the same energy volatility as 4 litres of petrol. That […]