Safety Changemakers

Issue 2

Hi,

Welcome to our second Safety Changemakers enewsletter! We hope you enjoyed the first edition.

Don’t forget our limited time 15% discount offer on all public and distance education courses. Only 3 days left to take advantage of this offer. Scroll down to find the coupon code!

This month we debunk some common myths in 7 misconceptions about fire safety. Discover more information, articles and resources below.

We look forward to being of service and hearing from you.

Regards
Tony Metcalf
CEO
Fire & Safety Australia

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July Course Calendar Highlights

QLD
Salisbury
Fire Extinguiser / Fire Warden Training July 4, 13, 24
SA
Wingfield
Work Safely At Heights July 9, 31
WA
East Perth
Work Health & Safety Risk Management July 17
ACT
Canberra
Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety July 2
VIC
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What Every QLD Business Needs To Know About The New WH&S July 1st Legislation

A new era for workplace safety in QLD will commence July 1st 2018. Is your workspace ready?

After two high profile incidents in 2016, the QLD Government was prompted to undertake a Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety laws. The first incident, which remains under investigation occurred at Dreamworld when an amusement park ride failed and resulted in four fatalities. The second incident, was at the Eagle Farm Racecourse redevelopment when a concrete slab toppled over and crushed two workers at the construction site. The workers’ supervisor is being prosecuted for two counts of manslaughter over the deaths. Read more

7 Misconceptions About Fire Safety

Unawareness & misconceptions can cost lives.

Are your people trained in fire safety? Research statistics show that less than 50% of building occupants feel confident in knowing what action to take and where to assemble during an emergency. Less than 25% of people randomly tested are able to locate their nearest fire extinguisher without searching the building. These statistics paint an alarming picture of the state of emergency readiness within Australian workplaces. Fire emergencies pose a rising threat to businesses. Unawareness, and misconceptions can cost lives. So let’s debunk some of the myths. Read more

National Safety Awards For Excellence

The National Safety Awards of Excellence has been celebrating outstanding workplace health and safety initiatives in Australia for 26 years. There are eight safety categories that are open to all Australian organisations and individuals.

Nominate HERE to recognise the safety trailblazers in your organisation.

Meet The Team – Maria Bannister

Maria Bannister is Learning & Development Manager in our WA facility. She has been a safety trainer with the NSCA since 2015. Maria is an experienced work health and safety trainer and has also worked as a consultant and auditor. You can hear Maria speak about the key to a successful and compliant WHS Committee at the upcoming Safety Connect event 29-30 August in Brisbane.

Read full interview

Safety Industry News

Independent review of Work Health & Safety in ACT:
 
It has been announced that an independent review will evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of the ACT Government’s current work health and safety compliance and enforcement strategies to ensure they are delivering for Canberra’s workers.The review follows media reports last year that stated Canberra was “the most dangerous place for construction workers.”

Read the full report & news

Demonstrating Passion For Safety

FSA trainers conduct simulated tower rescue training: 

Our WA trainer Ron recently conducted tower rescue training in our WA training centre. He showed immense attention to details and ensured the training covered every aspect of a live demonstration on an actual tower. The state of the art equipments & modern facility at FSA complimented him in delivering the training and provided a satisfactory experience for the students.

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