Daylight savings end in South Australia this Sunday, don’t forget to wind your clock BACK one hour. WE all know what that means, when it’s time to change the clocks it’s also time to change the back up batteries in your smoke detectors. Pop them in your shopping basket today or tomorrow to have them ready on Sunday!
South Australian businesses will suffer the inconvenience today of having scheduled fire training cancelled due to the total fire ban across the state, unless you are a customer of Australian Fire & First Aid. We are the only company in SA to provide digital fire training and therefore the only ones who can proceed with scheduled training on a total fire ban day.
Often it can be a logistical feat to coordinate schedules for any type of training, a feat that quickly turns to frustration should training be cancelled by your provider when it rains or becomes extremely hot like today’s predicted 40c weather in Adelaide.
Australian Fire & First Aid are the only providers of Weather friendly, Environmentally friendly, WHS friendly digital fire training in South Australia. With the use of our Bullex Bullseye Digital Training system, we can train indoors or out, using laser and or water extinguishers. No nasty chemicals, no C02 and no need to cancel due to bad weather.
Click HERE for more information on our digital fire training system or contact our booking team via email on email@example.com
We hope our customers enjoy training in the air conditioning today, we know our staff sure appreciate it!
For regular followers of our safety blog it will come as no surprise that harmonised Work Health Safety legislation has recently been passed in SA. Over the past 12 months we have maintained close links with Safework SA and have kept you up to date with the latest news, predicting several months ago that the legislation would pass during spring 2012 with an early 2013 start date.
WHS was finally passed as legislation last week on Thursday 1 November 2012 and will come into effect on January 1, 2013. We can only image that many business owners will be panicking at the thought of what the new legislation means for them, especially in light of the fact that penalties have tripled and for the first time can include a jail term for individuals who flaunt the system.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
From the many conferences and information sessions we have attended on the subject to the experiences of our customers in NSW, NT and QLD, we can assure you all of a few things.
To ensure your business is on track to meeting the new legislation next year, the best place to start is right here with this article > WHS how can I be ready? It is a no nonsense guide to preparing your business for the changes that are coming.
For those of you looking to engage new providers of safety services, training or buy new PPE to bring your company up to standards, ensure you are dealing with a reputable provider. We have become very aware in this country of fly by night businesses cropping up in industries for the short term to make a quick $ when the government introduces either a cash bonus or new legislative requirements such as Solar Companies, Insulation Companies & restoration/building companies in flood/cyclone damaged areas. Our new online safety store (whsstore.com.au) is still under construction, however we have access to over 300 items of common PPE and safety equipment at below retail cost, please feel free to email us for a price if you looking for something firstname.lastname@example.org
Personally my best advice is to know and understand the Australian Standards, industry requirements and other laws which govern your industry and be sure that you are compliant with what they require. Do not take the word of a provider; the onus is upon you to ensure you are receiving the correct information. One of the most significant changes to a common legislation that affects all businesses with premises that is either open to the public or employs more than 1 non family member is AS3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. The training requirements in section 6.1 of this standard have now become a requirement under WHS and require all staff trained to assist in an emergency situation (first aiders, wardens etc) to undergo some form of training not less than once, in every 6 month period. Don’t get caught out updating your first aid every 6 months, contact us now to find out how to meet these new requirements without breaking the training budget.
THe pasing of WHS in SA leaves on WA and VIC lagging behind, click here to read the official announcment from Safework SA
Our highly successful WHS blog is being turned into a Vlog and housed on our YouTube Channel so you can meet some of the members of our team. Our clips will soon be ready but there is one question we are being asked daily at the moment and we did’t think Australia could wait any longer, so we filmed a quick clip in the office using our energy saving toshiba laptops. The number one question we are currently asked is ‘Will fire training be compulsory under WHS’? If you’d like to know the answer simply click on the clip below!
We recently took part in a photoshoot so we would have lots of great images to use here on our website. Some of the ‘dud’ pictures were so good we thought why waste them! Statewide Super Business Members will soon see one of our duds in this months promotional campain with details on how to redeem the offer, but the shot was so good we wanted to share it with all of you.
It’s always a good day at the office when you get to make fun of the boss! Enjoy your Monday!
Have you been keen to do one of our private Infant First Aid Courses but haven’t had the money, time or enough available friends to get a group together?
Well today is your lucky day!
To celebrate the newest addition to our family (our niece Pepper) we are helping families all over Adelaide be as prepared as possible for everything and anything parenthood might throw at them by offering our Award Winning Infant First Aid Course and access to our online Infant First Aid App for only $69 (normally $145)
The courses are redeemable on Saturday mornings during Feb, March, April & May in 3 locations Mawson Lakes, Mile End & Morphett Vale. For more information check out the voucher on Living Social