What is a smoke or fire mask for evacuation

Designed to be lightweight and adjustable the smoke masks can be used by adults and children – perfect for home, schools, universities and workplaces. In the case of an emergency, all you need to do is keep calm and kit up by placing the mask and hood over your head. Keeping calm is essential in any fire situation and by using our mask and hoods it will allow you time to be calm and exit safely. You will also be protected from poisonous toxic fumes and as every second count in a fire emergency this extra protection keeps you safeRead More

What is an Evacuation Chair?

An Evacuation Chair or Escape Chair is used to evacuate non-ambulatory people in an emergency when lifts cannot be used. This includes people with temporary or permanent disability, pregnant woman, the obese or someone that is post-operative to such a degree that the person is unable to move from place to place without the aid of a mobility device. The evacuation chair is foldable and easily deployed and will have wheels and rubber belted tracks to aid in a control decent down stair quickly and safely. For evacuations that require going upstairs such as from a basement, there are chairsRead More

What is a PEEP or Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan?

We know that with the increases in access to buildings the likelihood of having an individual with a disability in the building during an emergency evacuation is also increased. If people with a disability can get into a building then, given appropriate planning, they will be able to get out again in an emergency. The most important component to emergency evacuation is – to get everyone out safely. More information

How do I evacuate a disabled person from my building?

All buildings must develop, implement and adopt emergency plans to ensure a safe environment for employees, residents and visitors. Where a person might have difficulty negotiating an exit route (i.e. using a fire stairs), each building must implement some management controls to provide for people with disability. More information

What things should be considered when evacuating a school in an emergency

An evacuation in a school is particularly challenging – that’s why having an emergency evacuation plan that caters for everyone – including those with mobility limitations – is essential. Here, we’ll discuss some of the unique challenges schools face in getting everyone out safely, and provide some tips to help you overcome them. More information

Where can I get advice about my legal obligations to provide a safe workplace for my staff?

The new WHS legislation requires that the PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) demonstrates due diligence. That being said, they must firstly have assessed the risks and identify any foreseeable hazards, then utilising the Hierarchy of control they must implement control measures. This specifically states the obligation to plan for all emergencies and provide training and practice that is appropriate to the nature of the risks associated with the work In short we are obliged to take into a count the risk to everyone including people with disability within a work place and to ensure they can get outRead More

Which essential items will help make my workplace evacuation plan accessible to all – including people with disability?

Providing your employees with a safe workplace is not just common sense but also a legal requirement, and an important aspect of this is being prepared for an emergency. Many business owners are unaware of the huge range of emergency equipment available and how much having the right products on hand when you need them can improve the chances of getting everyone to safety. More information

Which essential items should I keep in my car in case of an emergency?

When you’re travelling and out and about in the car, there are many emergency situations that you may encounter while on the road. For peace of mind, it pays to have your car stocked with a few essential items. A Car & Travel First Aid Kit, Emergency Smoke Mask & Escape Hood, glass breaker and a torch. More information

What essential items should I keep at home in case of an emergency?

In an emergency situation, if your home is well-equipped with the right tools to assist you, it could save a life. Every home is different and each comes with its own unique potential risks. A Home First Aid Kit, Emergency Smoke Mask & Escape Hood, an Emergency Escape Evacuation Ladder (2 story homes), glass breaker, Fire-Resistant Document Bags and a torch. More information

Why do I need an emergency evacuation plan for my workplace?

Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone in their workplace, especially during emergencies such as a fire. This includes employees, contractors, visitors and customers. It is important to be prepared to ensure everyone can evacuate quickly and safely. As people with disability are more vulnerable during an evacuation additional planning to get them out in an emergency is required. More information