A highlight of the Queensland Safety Show organised by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences is a seminar on fire safety by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.
The Queensland Safety Show is being held from June 21 to June 23, and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service presentation is part of a line-up of free workplace safety seminars at the safety exhibition.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service aims to get the attention of industry to the fact that fire safety is an essential part of running any workplace or business. Fire safety audits of workplace and commercial buildings have uncovered several non-compliances.
According to Fire and Rescue Service's John Harrison, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has a zero harm policy that also applies to fire-fighters.
He adds that Queensland has Australia's most rigorous fire safety legislation that other states aspire to emulate and use as a model.
At the Fire and Rescue Service's Queensland Safety Show seminar, John Harrison will explain three of the main principles underpinning the regulations:
- Maintenance of fire safety installations
- Fire evacuation instructions to the occupants of a building
- Fire evacuation plans and diagrams
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service conducts fire safety audits for buildings every one to five years and the implications for non-compliance can be severe.
Workplace safety seminars to be held at the Queensland Safety Show will also have experts explain how to attract funding, what to expect from new WHS laws as well as how to meet obligations manageably and within budget.
Sponsored by myosh, the Queensland Safety Show, Materials Handling Show and co-located Queensland Manufacturing Show run from June 21 to 23, 2011 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.