AUST Work Place Safety Assessors advise that clients are questioning why we have to comply with AS3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’? Except for Tasmania’s General Fire Regulations 2010, no other State or Territory regulatory control system directly nominates AS3745-2010 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 legislation table specifies criteria that places obligations on various stakeholders.
Most stakeholders across Australia adopt AS3745- 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 AS3745-2010. When implementing AS3745-2010 stakeholders prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams.