AUST – Emergency Plan is asked by clients why we have to comply with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’? Except for Tasmania’s General Fire Regulations 2010, no other State or Territory regulatory control system directly nominates AS 3745-2010 for compliance.
Building owners, employers, property managers, facility managers, owners, corporation and tenants all have various statutory requirements to comply with their State’s Work Health & Safety legislation or Occupational Work Health & Safety Legislation in providing a safe work environment for employees and visitors to the premises.
Across Australia, WHS and OHS legislation specifies obligations and responsibilities for all stakeholders. Significant financial penalties apply for non-compliance and in some cases criminal proceedings are brought on by an authority.
The following legislation table specifies criteria that places obligations on various stakeholders.
|ACT||Work Health and Safety Act 2011|
|NSW||Work Health and Safety Act 2011|
|NT||Workplace Health and Safety Implementation Act 2011|
|QLD||Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011|
|SA||Work Health and Safety Act 2012|
|VIC||Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004|
|WA||Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984|
Most stakeholders across Australia adopt AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ as the bench mark to show authorities/ courts they are complying with their responsibilities under WHS/OHS legislation by adopting AS 3745-2010.
Work Health Safety Legislation