Keeping up to date with fire safety standards

By Garry Kwok, National Technical Services Manager at Wormald

Wormald maintenanceFire safety is an important responsibility for any building or property manager.  They must ensure that the correct fire protection equipment and systems are in place.  They must also make sure that any fire protection equipment and systems on site are regularly serviced and kept in proper working order.

With frequent changes to legislation, codes and Standards relating to fire safety, it can be hard to keep up with exactly what your responsibilities are.  In the recent Wormald Business Fire Safety Report, we surveyed 445 business owners and managers from across ANZ about their approach to fire safety.  The survey found that over 30 per cent of respondents rely on their fire protection specialist to keep them up to date.  Here’s a synopsis of a few amendments from the past eighteen months: Continue reading

Keeping up to date with AS 3745 – 2010

By Garry Kwok, national manager, Technical Services Group, Wormald Australia

Wormald recently held a customer forum to discuss the changes to the Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities. Our experts talked through the most significant differences between the AS 3745-2002 and the updated AS 3745-2010.

AS 3745 – Planning for emergencies in facilities provides a standardised methodology for managing emergency procedures and evacuations in the workplace. The Standard was first published in 1990 and was revised in 1995 and 2002. This fourth edition, released in November 2010, has changes affecting areas such as planning, procedures and training. Continue reading