Work Health & Safety Regulations
It is now mandatory under Work Health & Safety Regulations 2011 (Clause 43) for every workplace to have emergency procedures in place, as well as a training and testing program to ensure that it works.
AS3745 was amended in 2010 and now requires that any facility should have an Emergency Management Plan as well as Emergency/Evacuation Procedures. In the case of healthcare facilities, the new Standard is incorporated with AS4083:2010 Planning for emergencies – Healthcare facilities. Beaware Solutions’ consultants are completely aware of the revised Standard and able to provide clients with a compliant format that is user friendly and site specific.
Beaware Solutions has provided an Emergency Management Plan to satisfy Alternate Solutions to BCA requirements as identified within Fire Safety Engineering Reports. With building design unable to cater for all aspects of the Building Codes of Australia when it comes to fire safety, Fire Safety Engineers often require an Emergency Management Plan that complies with Australian Standards. Beaware Solutions has achieved an extremely high standard within the industry, so much so that Building Certifiers are now requesting advice on Plans submitted by other service providers.
The emergency procedures provided by Beaware Solutions have also satisfied the requirements of Council with Fire Orders.
The requirements of ‘due diligence’ in providing a safe and secure working environment has prompted clients such as strata managers and facilities managers to use our consultants in developing site-specific plans for buildings under their care. It doesn’t matter whether the building is new or old, a 20-storey city building or a single-storey shopping complex, consultants have worked with the client to achieve a workable emergency management plan that satisfies the requirements of Australian Standards and local Councils.
Shopping centres, schools, entertainment venues
There have been incidents in the past where emergencies in places of large gatherings ha