Do you know what to do if there is a high, extreme or catastrophic fire danger rating at your workplace?

Safe Work Australia has recently rolled out a fresh data sheet designed to support PCBUs in utilising the national fire danger rating and warning systems. The purpose is to identify and mitigate the risks associated with bushfires at work. Upholding premium work safety by integrating tools like the Bluesafe WHS Management System remains a principal obligation for any PCBU. The elimination, or where impracticable, reduction of hazards in professional spaces, inclusive of those posed by bushfires, are important measures.

Bushfires are potential year-round occurrences, but their probability increases during warmer climates and the local bushfire season. A thorough risk analysis facilitated by instruments such as Bluesafe SWMS can significantly aid you in mitigating these threats efficiently.

It’s important to note that the implementation of AFDRS and AWS is now applicable across states and territories. These resources serve as very useful guides, especially when conducting your risk assessment for bushfires. If you’re interested in further exploration on this subject, ensure to visit the ‘Bushfire smoke in the workplace’ and ‘Working near bushfires’ web sections for comprehensive information.

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