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26
Feb

PCBUs and officer fined $223k, cheap controls overlooked

The following article from OHS Alert  is clear evidence of the danger of ignoring Codes of Practice or WorkSafe guides because they aren’t legislation.  The case in this article  demonstrates that you do so at your peril. For other informative OHS articles subscribe to OHS Alert News Service Here Read Full Article
25
Oct

Key learning in a recent emergency at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

A workplace emergency is an unwanted event however a recent emergency in NSW has provided some valuable lessons in preparation and preparedness for all worksites. A serious fire on a construction site led to the collapse of a large crane and during a coronial inquiry into the incident the coroner found that whilst the fire was extremely serious; “The evacuation,

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23
Oct

Decline in House Fires is Good News

Tasmania has experienced a fall in the number of house fires over the past 20 years. This is due to targeted education by the Community Fire Safety division of Tasmania Fire Service. School Fire Education starts by reaching our children in primary schools across the state who take the fire safety message back to the home with many families planning

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30
Sep

How do we respond to alarms?

We hear alarms on a daily basis, home security or car alarms can be an extreme annoyance, most people ignore them and just keep walking by. Have you ever been in a busy supermarket when a fire alarm sounds? People have become so accustomed to false alarms being a nuisance and not a real emergency and just keep on shopping.

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7
Sep

TFS 2016 Bushfire Safety – MAKE A PLAN

Bushfire sparks and embers can rain down well ahead of a fire. Just because you can’t see the fire doesn’t mean you’re safe. Know your bushfire risk and make a plan.

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the Covid-19 virus and the advice to avoid non-essential gatherings, along with the stringent recommendations by the Federal Government if gatherings do take place, TasFire Training has taken the decision to suspend training courses for the immediate future.

 

Currently we are cancelling courses on a week by week basis and will be monitoring current advice and reasonable community expectations. We will contact all clients who have already been sent course confirmations and we will re-contact once we have some certainty about the environment. If you haven’t yet heard from us we will understand if you wish to cancel your booking in the current environment, there will be no penalty.

 

We will be guided by both Federal and State Government Health policy particularly in regard physical isolation to prevent person to person spread.  We wish you good health in this unprecedented time and will continue to work with our clients and the community to get through this situation.

 

Please contact me at j.young@fire.tas.gov.au  if you wish to discuss.

 

Justin Young

Manager, TasFire Training