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How to Choose the Best Smoke Detector

Installing smoke detectors in your home or workplace is essential – they provide early warning, giving you, your family and your work mates, the best chance of escape in the event of a fire. In most states of Australia, it’s compulsory to install working smoke alarms – and the statistics show that they work. According to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade you are 57% more likely to suffer property loss and damage, 26% more likely to suffer serious injuries, and four times more likely to die, if you are caught in a fire in a building that does not have aRead More
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Facts About Carbon Monoxide

The Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Headache Dizziness Irritability Confusion/Memory loss Disorientation Nausea and vomiting Abnormal reflexes Difficulty in coordinating Difficulty in breathing Chest Pain Cerebral Edema Convulsions/Seizures Coma Death SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Often, several members of the same family or those in a given building will complain of the same symptoms. Children are thought to be more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning than adults. Some people may not suspect that CO poisoning is occurring until major symptoms appear. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can mimic gastroenteritis (nausea and vomiting). Other manifestations may cause the appearance of what may appear toRead More
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How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless, which means it cannot be detected in the air by humans. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious long-term health problems and even death. So where is the danger – and how can you avoid it? Products That May Omit Carbon Monoxide There are many everyday products that can emit carbon monoxide when in use. These include electrical generators, equipment that is diesel or petrol powered, heaters that use gas or kerosene, and fireplaces and barbeques that use wood, charcoal or gas. These appliances should only be used inRead More
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An Evacuation Device For Stadiums, Theatres And Concert Venues

Besides tending to the incidents that can happen on the field or track itself, they also have to make sure that those in attendance are safe. With popular sporting events often drawing crowds that number well into six figures in stadiums that are large and spread out, EMTs and paramedics often have a very challenging job. In a stadium, arena, concert venue or theatre, getting to people in the crowd who have medical problems and then evacuating them from the venue requires lots of steps. That’s where the EvacuLife Power comes in. The EvacuLife Power, with its standard track system, makes it easierRead More
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Lift Breakdowns: Why Powered Evacuation Chairs Are Critical During Lift Failures

They’re supposed to be an essential technology that helps us get where we need to go more quickly. But when something goes wrong with a lift, it can cause confusion, fear, and even danger if there is no backup solution in place. Lifts Lifts break downs are serious issues. Even if no one gets stuck in the lift itself, when a lift isn’t working it can prevent people from getting to places they want to go, which can lead to much frustration and negative feelings. Why Lift Break Downs Cause Problems For most people a lift For most people aRead More
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The Dangers Of Bushfire Smoke And How To Stay Safe in Fire

Everybody knows the harm that bushfires can cause, and in many areas of Australia we live with the threat of bushfires every summer. But when most people think of the injuries bushfires cause to the people who are exposed, they usually imagine that the fire itself is the only risk – when in fact in many cases it’s the bushfire smoke that creates the most health problems. Why Is Bushfire Smoke So Dangerous? Bushfire smoke is made up of water vapour, gases and both small and large particles. It contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides, and the levelsRead More
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Disabled Can’t Get Down Low and Go Go Go

Help Me, I Can’t Breathe Emergency Smoke Masks & Hoods are inexpensive, simple to use and should be an essential item in everyone’s fire safety toolkit and especially those who have a mobility impairment or who cant safely evacuate independently such as the disabled and elderly. From the time we were children, fire safety messages have been taught to us in the hope that if the worst was to happen and we are caught in an emergency situation, we’ll know what to do. Over time, some messages have changed, but one in particular is still as relevant as ever: if you are caughtRead More
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Evacuation Policy & OH&S Legislation

Workplace-Safety-for-People-Disabled The Disabled & Evacuation Devices 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 ensureRead More