How we help a business meet their regulatory requirements.
Australian Compliance Management’s online PlanSafe training and compliance package helps building owners ensure they stay in line with State Regulations, State Codes of Practice, and other relevant Australian Standards.
1. State Codes of Practice
Our suite of applications assists building owners in managing the workplace environment and make it easy to fulfill their Emergency Planning responsibilities given by the State Codes of Practice. State Codes of Practice refer to the AS 3745-2010 as the guiding standard for compliance. By facilitating compliance under AS 3745-2010, Australian Compliance Management also then facilitates compliance under the State Codes of Practice.
2. Australian Standard (AS) 3745-2010 – Planning for Emergencies in Facilities
Compliance must be maintained on a National Standard. The objective is to enhance the safety of people in facilities through the provision of a framework for emergency planning. This framework, AS 3745-2010, includes:
- Making a distinction between emergency plans and evacuation procedures
- The development of an emergency plan
- The duties of an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) and Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
- The provisions for occupants with a disability or other identified special needs
- The education, training, and guidance on determining the size of the Emergency Control Organisation
Our product captures all of this information for clients. It ensures the right people are trained in the correct procedures specific to their building. We capture site-specific content that is interpreted and used to deliver effective online training that is easy to comprehend and access. Staff completion for the online program is both timely and efficient, with content that engages the individual using it. Compliance is validated with the administering of testing as part of the online training experience.
3. Planning for Health Care Facilities Emergencies
Healthcare facilities are tasked with the special needs of occupants and must address these requirements as part of emergency evacuation and training protocols. As required by AS 4083-2010, our plans incorporate specific processes to help facilitate the safe and expedient evacuation of vulnerable individuals.
Patient-to-staff ratio is a critical component of emergency plans for health care facilities. Due to the frequent staffing changes experienced by healthcare providers, the ability to consistently and easily adjust the emergency plan and train new staff is important. This is one of the strengths of our system and the result is that we deliver the most efficient compliant training outcomes.
The BFSR is a Queensland regulation that was enacted following the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel fire that killed 15 young travelers. Improper maintenance of equipment, specifically the failure to ensure working fire alarms and updated fire extinguishers were installed in the building, contributed to the spread of the fire. Obstructed and blocked exits also played a role in the number of fatalities in this fire.
BFSR calls upon the persons responsible – the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) – to ensure coordination of evacuation arrangements for large buildings with multiple tenants. It requires:
- All tenants share their evacuation plans for integration into a single coordinated effort and procedure for Alert, Evacuation, and Documentation
- A single drill for an entire tenancy is advised once annually to ensure training for an effective process is in place in case of an emergency
- A review of changes made to the building at least once annually, with changes reflected in the emergency response plan
- Notification to new occupants to undertake training to ensure compliance
PlanSafe makes fulfilling these requirements a breeze with efficient and cost-effective solutions.
How can we help you?
Australian Compliance Management can assist with regulations and standards compliance for emergency preparedness regardless of your location or type of business. We have solutions for:
- AS 3745-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities
- AS 4083-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Healthcare Facilities
- AS 1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems (Appendix J)
- Building Code of Australia (Class 2-9 Buildings)
- Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008
- State Code of Practice – Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
- WH&S (Harmonised) and Including VIC and WA: (2011) – Reg 43 “The Emergency Plan”
Give us a call to discuss how we can solve your compliance issues and make you better prepared for emergencies – 1300 206 006