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PEEPS | Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

PEEPS – Evacuating mobility impaired employees

Evacuating mobility impaired employees Despite several decades of anti-discrimination legislation and updated building regulations, the needs of people with a disability or mobility impairment are still often overlooked in emergency response planning. According to a 2017 review by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council, a third to half of people with a disability are not […]

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Lockdown drills

Lockdown drills are essential to emergency response preparedness

Preparing for a lockdown is critical. For decades, workplace emergency response training has typically been focused on fire emergencies and evacuation. Today, there are now over 36 types of emergencies that can occur within a workplace and can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. The reality is that organisations need to adapt their emergency response […]

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Emergency Management exercise

Including stakeholders in Emergency Management Scenario Exercises

FirstAction and RiskLogic recently conducted a multi-agency workshop for the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust. As an iconic tourist facility to Tourism NSW and attracting up to 2,000 daily visitors, the Jenolan Caves are significant tourism assets for the Central NSW and Blue Mountains regions – boosting the economy and providing a motivation for visitors to […]

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Tactical Emergency Response Webinar

The 30 minute Tactical Emergency Response webinar draws on experience from real life events and provide insights into how organisations are using Activate to manage and execute their emergency response programs with speed.   This webinar is geared toward the use of the technology application – Activate and how it increases communications and efficiently handles […]

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Stay or Go Training

Stay or Go Training ™

Finalist for the best WHS Training Program   What a year! FirstAction has worked hard to build up a strong team delivering the most dynamic and engaging Stay or Go™ training program and we are thrilled to be a finalist for the ‘Best WHS Training Program’ in the 2018 NSCA Foundation/GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards […]

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Emergency Management Training

Does facilitation style increase information recall?

Hands up anyone who’s been to a conference (which usually costs a fortune) and can honestly recall the content? It’s safe to stipulate the only recalled content would have been delivered by a presenter who was able to connect with the audience, thus presenting a memorable and more engaging presentation – increasing information recall. Presentations […]

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Back to Basics

Taking Emergency Management Back to Basics

      Emergency planning is not complex. Yet many Australian organisations are putting lives at risk by not being adequately prepared. Emergency management planning is a regulatory requirement of Australian Standard 3745:2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities. An effective emergency management plan helps ensure your organisation is equipped to make urgent decisions about keeping […]

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Switch to Digital with Activate

Switch to Digital with Activate

If a Facility Manager was asked if their organisation met the requirements of Australian Standard 3745:2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities, they would of course, say yes. After all, part of their job is to ensure compliance is met and meeting these requirements tick the box. If the same Facility Manager was asked to present […]

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Emergency Evacuation diagrams

Evacuation Diagrams

The Australian Standard 3745 outlines the design requirements for evacuation diagrams and what needs to be displayed on these plans. To meet regulations and be deemed compliant, your diagrams need to: Be no more than 5 years old Be displayed in all general areas of high traffic and at all exits Be placed between a height […]

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Emergency Response | Stay or Go

In the event of an emergency, do you STAY or GO?

One of the essential components for Australian businesses to meet the requirements of Australian Standard 3745:2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities is to conduct emergency response training to keep staff engaged. This training is coordinated by a Chief Warden supported by several wardens (relative to the size of the organisation). This group is called the Emergency […]

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FirstAction Welcomes New National CRM

FirstAction & RiskLogic are pleased to announce the recruitment of Adam Davenport, the new National CRM for FirstAction. Adam comes to the business with a wealth of experiences as a business leader, in particular, his recent career growth in the Emergency Management industry as a Senior Project Manager & Consultant. He has also been a […]

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You’re Doing It Wrong: How to communicate during an emergency?

Every day across the world, 205 billion emails are sent, 204 billion of those are probably meeting invites where the remaining 500 million are emails you’re Cc’d into. That’s about 74 trillion emails per year anyway. In the US alone, 6 billion mobile phone calls are made per day whereas facebook record a total number of 1.23 […]

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FirstAction Welcomes NSCA Partnership

On Thursday the 12th of January 2017, FirstAction officially became a Gold Member of the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCAF) by welcoming General Manager Jamie Burrage to our head office in Sydney. We were presented with our plaque and spent some quality time together talking about 2017’s exciting plans. In all honesty, it was a […]

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How To Build Heroes Through Training

In 1991, Ron Howard gathered Kurt Russel and his friends to put together a film depicting a group of hearty, tough and fully fledged American firefighters and what their epic job entails. Since then, there have been plenty of news stories, films, articles and even calendars promoting these people – and as much as I agree with […]

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FirstAction Welcomes Latest Australian Citizen

On Thursday 24th August, FirstAction and RiskLogic were very happy to be a part of our very own Kumar Sivanesan’s Australian Citizenship ceremony, held in Ryde, Sydney. At FirstAction, we believe our diverse, multicultural and multi-skilled workforce is what contributes to our growing success. Since 2005, our Directors Joshua & Daniel Shields have always believed in […]

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The RiskLogic Group welcomes new General Manager to FirstAction

The RiskLogic Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Archer to General Manager of FirstAction – RiskLogic’s emergency management division established 1 November 2015. Phil is a dynamic senior leader with superior client management and business development skills and experience gained within the emergency management, safety and risk fields. Having worked for companies such […]

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