Evacuation Exercise: Trial Evacuations: When Things Go Wrong

AUST – 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… Read more

Working at Heights Audits: Work Place Safety Assessors

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that Working at Heights is an identified risk in many industries such as transport, commercial and domestic construction, utility services, telecommunications, and in buildings, workplaces and sites where falls can, and do occur when working at heights… (more) Further Advice For advice on safe occupation of a building, please contact your closest Work Place Safety Assessor office byclicking here.

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… Read more

Exit Paths: AS 3745-2010: Work Health Safety

NSW – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (EPAR). The Regulations require building owners to confirm on their Annual… Read more

Building & Work Health Safety Legislation

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that building owners, occupiers or employers of a building inherit obligations under various statutory legislation to ensure building works, alterations, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated essential safety measures are complied with as required. The following table provide the reader with comprehensive overview of Australia’s building control process and essential safety… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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…. Read more

Hazardous Substances: Dangerous Goods: Work Health Safety

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise prior to the                                                                         implementation of the Work Health Safety (WHS) Regulations storage, handling and use of hazardous chemicals were regulated in most states under separate regulations for hazardous substances and for dangerous goods.                 The new WHS Regulations cover workplace hazardous substances and dangerous goods under a single framework for hazardous chemicals. This introduces a new hazard classification and hazard communication system based on the United… Read more

Chemical Storage Audit: Work Health Safety

NT – Work Place Safety Assessors advises 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 for Chemical Storage. Work Place Safety Assessors can assist property managers and occupiers with Chemical Storage Audits to satisfy work health safety obligations… (more) Work Health Safety… Read more