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Why comply with AS3745 – 2010?

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.

State Legislation
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

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