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If Buildings Were Fireproof, Would Fire Safety be Ensured?
Buildings
Wednesday March 16 2016

If Buildings Were Fireproof, Would Fire Safety be Ensured?

In Fahrenheit 451, one of the most acclaimed multi-award sci-fi novels of the century, author Ray Bradbury envisioned future buildings to be completely fireproof.

The Hidden Costs of Emergency Lighting
Strata
Tuesday February 9 2016

The Hidden Costs of Emergency Lighting

When it comes to emergency lighting, it’s not just the upfront luminaire cost but the ongoing cost of maintaining and testing that should also be considered.

Universal Design and Public Space Emergencies
Strata
Wednesday October 21 2015

Universal Design and Public Space Emergencies

Universal design has been a topic of much discussion in recent times. In fact, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia dedicated their recent national conference...

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?
Strata
Monday May 18 2015

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?

Australian building legislation does not currently mandate an inclusive approach to the safe evacuation of buildings.

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important
Strata
Wednesday April 22 2015

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, or PEEPs, are critical documents that need to be developed for some building occupants. An effective PEEP could literally be the difference...

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability
Buildings
Tuesday March 17 2015

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability

New buildings need to consider universal design principles to ensure all people can safely and independently evacuate a building that is free of barriers, restrictions or...

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress
Strata
Thursday February 5 2015

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress

The needs of people with disabilities must be a priority when considering the overall evacuation strategy of a building.

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce
Residential
Thursday January 29 2015

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce

Australian society is changing, we’re living longer, we’re going to be working longer, and obesity and disability rates are increasing. It’s now time to future proof...

In the Event of Emergency: Workplace Safety Inspectors
Safety
Thursday October 9 2014

In the Event of Emergency: Workplace Safety Inspectors

In the event of an emergency incident, it’s likely you will find Workplace Safety Inspectors at your place of business.