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Fire Escape Planning Considerations

Everyone in a workplace should be able to escape in an emergency...how effective are your escape plans?

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Managing Fire Safety Risk in the Workplace

Having identified the fire hazards it is essential to eliminate or reduce the risk posed...

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How do Fires Spread - Heat Transfer Quick Review

Having an understanding of heat transfer is critical to understanding how fires spread and can be fought effectively...

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Are You On The Fly-Wheel of Safety...or a Doom Loop?

Success in safety requires determined effort incremental step by incremental step...

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Identifying Fire Hazards in the Workplace

A fire safety hazard assessment is critical first step in managing fire safety risk in the workplace...

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More of the Carrot...Less of the Stick When it Comes to Safety

Is it more effective to make people feel bad about safety deficiencies or to encourage a positive self-image because they have done the right thing?

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Limitations of Breathing Apparatus

To work safely and efficiently in dangerous atmospheres, breathing apparatus users must be aware of their breathing apparatus limitations. 

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Why Emergency Plans are Important

The emergency plan is your method of controlling a situation that has deteriorated due to the failure of other risk controls to prevent an emergency (prevent is better than cure).

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Relying on Luck in an Emergency?

Emergency response actions should be based on a sound foundation of knowledge and experience, effective training and assertive control. 

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Implied Consent or Principle of Necessity?

The general principle in law is that you cannot get implied consent from a person from whom you cannot get actual (explicit/informed) consent.

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How to maintain Cost Effective Safety

The results indicate that the most cost-effective safety initiatives/elements are upper management support and commitment and sub-contractor selection and management. 

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Today is a Good Day To Die

It must be clearly understood that all workers have the authority, as well as duty, to take immediate action in the interest of safety.

This is a fundamental part of the safe person concept.

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Using Fire Extinguishers Safely

While the operating procedures of each type are similar, first responders should become familiarised with the detailed instructions found on the label of the extinguisher.

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Rethinking...Get Down Low...Go...Go...Go

Being in a burning house, or attempting to escape one, you will be breathing in several toxic gases…with devastating long and short-term effects.

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How to Know if CPR is Effective

There are several signs to look for when performing CPR to determine if the CPR being performed is actually effective for the patient.

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Does Death Stalk your Workplace?

We must recognise we are all prone to complacency, the next step is to recognise when you are on the path to complacency and re-establish mindfulness to the task at hand.

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Too busy for safety...Your Clients Don't Agree

Safety audits and inspections have been shown to reduce the number of accidents, which benefits business and their workers. It is better to be proactive with safety rather than waiting for an accident to happen. 

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Reactive vs Proactive Risk Management

A robust safety management system should represent a balance of the three approaches, as each by itself will yield poor safety results, used together they provide a potent tool to assure workplace safety.

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Your Biggest Safety Issue May Be Your Culture

Training is important. We should all make it a priority. We should be teaching and not preaching as supervisors and managers and all of us can be agents of change in our own businesses.

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Emergency Planning for Business

All businesses in all industries need an Emergency Management Plan (including small business). If not expect to face severe penalties from the regulator. 

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How to Improve Your Performance

Several comprehensive studies have found that WHS performance of small and medium enterprises (SME) is significantly poorer when compared to the performance of larger firms. 

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Are you Thinking Rationally About Risk?

A foundation of good risk management is good decision making. Many, if not all, accident investigations reveal safety failures due to poor decisions making around risk.

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Is Safety a Good Investment?

Money invested into safety initiatives and safety training will provide significant long-term savings and positively impact business performance.

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