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Evacuation Siren Types and Considerations

A crucial aspect of emergency preparedness is the inclusion of an evacuation alarm system which often includes at least one evacuation siren. Sirens play a pivotal role in alerting people to imminent danger and guiding them to safety. The warning tends to be universal regardless of language, location, age, or job role. When a siren sounds you know it’s warning you to imminent danger and strongly suggesting you either relocate to a safer place or lockdown to avoid the danger.
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A Simple Safety Innovation

The brain is one of the most vital organs in our body, and trauma to the brain, even seemingly minor head injuries, can cause permanent behavioural and cognitive problems, such as memory loss, an inability to concentrate, sleep disorders and in some cases, permanent disability or death. Hard hats - one of the most simple yet innovative pieces of safety equipment, have been used since days of old, where they evolved from a helmet used to provide protection solely in warfare, to the standard protective hard hats we see in industry today.
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First Aid Obligations For Workplaces

The average person will spend approximately 90,000 hours, or one third of their life, at work. Businesses are required to ensure (under the WHS Act) that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. Specific obligations includes: Provision of emergency equipment such as nurse call systems, defibrillators, first aid kits, and emergency alert communication devices (evacuation sirens) Ease of access to these facilities; for example they can't be in a locked room or limited security space within the building An adequate number of workers trained to administer first aid at the workplace or that workers have access to an adequate number of other people who have been trained to administer first aid Management have a duty to exercise due diligence to ensure that the business is complying with regulations. Workers have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and must not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons. Everyone on site must comply with any reasonable instruction and cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health and safety at the workplace, such as procedures for first aid and for reporting injuries and illnesses.
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Working From Heights Safely

Working from heights is an essential part of many jobs and projects, but it also comes with inherent risks. Falls from heights can result in severe injuries or even fatalities if proper safety precautions are not taken. To ensure a safe working environment when working at heights, it's crucial to follow a set of guidelines and practices such as regular workforce training, adherence to guidelines, using harnesses, and setting ladders and scaffolding up properly. It's also critical to have an effective nurse call and evacuation system in place so if there is an accident, workers can quickly notify emergency response personnel, who can coordinate first aid and - if necessary - a site evacuation or lockdown.
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Evacuation Triggers & Response

In today's unpredictable world, ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals on a work site or within a building is of paramount importance. Various emergencies and incidents can arise unexpectedly, making it crucial for facility managers and occupants to be prepared for any eventuality. Building evacuations are essential procedures that help protect lives and minimise injuries during emergencies.
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Over 20 Richard Crookes Sites & Counting - June 23

Vanguard Wireless' evacuation and nurse call systems are installed on over 20 Richard Crookes sites including Anzac Pd Kensington, Kularoo Dr Forster, Martin Cl Maitland, Hunter Rise Newcastle, and Johnston St Tamworth.
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Designing A Workplace Evacuation System

Evacuation emergencies can happen at a workplace, regardless of how prepared and 'safe' the site is. Unforeseen incidents such as natural disasters, flooding, a environmental risk (such as summer temperatures), or a security breach that puts workers and visitors at risk, can require a full or partial site evacuation. Make sure you have the right system in place.
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ESG and How It Pertains To Your Workplace Emergency Alert System

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a comprehensive framework that evaluates an organisation's practices and performance on sustainability and ethical issues. It provides a systematic approach to measure business risks and opportunities in these areas. How your business approaches workplace safety is a critical component of this.
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Australian National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month - October 2023 Since 2009, Safe Work Australia has led a national campaign each October to build community awareness and knowledge of work health and safety. National Safe Work Month is hugely popular and provides a great platform to promote WHS and encourage everyone to work towards healthier, safer workplaces.
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