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If you’ve even glimpsed at the news in the past few months in Australia, it’s almost guaranteed you will see a bushfire story in one form or another. 

Considering our air quality around the country dropped to some of the most hazardous levels on the planet, over 30 million acres of area has been burnt and an estimated one billion animals have been killed – it’s no wonder the bushfires around Australia have been leading our headlines for months. 

Along with this devastation has been approximately 5,900 buildings destroyed by fire, some of them heritage listed and irreplaceable. As the flames subdue and the smoke dissipates, it’s time to look at how we handle our bushfire safety plans in Australia and learn the difficult lessons from the destruction we’ve had to endure as a country over the past few months. 

As employers, we all try to make sure our staff are fully trained to do their job properly, be it sales, admin, on the warehouse floor, in the kitchen or in front of the classroom. Depending on the industry, there are many different variables to being able to do a job properly and safely in and out of your particular job description.

No matter where or in what type of office or building your staff work, there is a range of laws, standards and legislations to ensure everyone on-site is provided with the required fire, safety and emergency procedures along with ensuring overall workplace safety. 

Unless you’re in our industry, buildings aren’t probably something you think about much on a day-to-day basis. Yes we all live in one and most of us work in one all day but how much thought have you given to any particular building lately (other than where it is or how you get into it)?

With a high level of focus on climate change both in the media and in politics over the past few years, it’s little wonder a call for greater gains in building energy efficiency has been heralded by both consumers and regulatory bodies as we move into a new decade.