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Is your business prepared for Cybercrime?

According to the Australian Government's - Stay Smart Online - Small Business Guide; 43% of all cybercrime targets small business 59% of Australian organisations have their business interrupted by a cyber breach every month 80% of hacking related data breaches involve weak or stolen passwords Stay...

Image showing Amanda Lamont from the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience standing at a lecturn with a screen to her left presenting a session on Supporting disaster resilience through knowledge sharing and connecting at the Business Continuity Awareness Week Forum 2018 in Melbourne

Collaboration to improve Organizational Resilience

Collaboration to improve Organizational Resilience was the theme for this year's Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018 Forum held in Melbourne this week.  BSAW is an annual global event that is facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and is a key vehicle to raising the...

Image shows a picture of a fire hose cabinet with an evacuation drawing inset.

Evacuation diagrams. Why do they need to be displayed?

Why do I need to display evacuation diagrams at my facility?  The Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' defines an evacuation diagram as 'emergency and evacuation information about the facility, comprising a pictorial representation of a floor or area and other relevant...

Emergencies do happen in Caravan parks

Caravan Park Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Within the state of Victoria, emergency planning requirements within caravan parks are regulated by the Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010.   These regulations are made by the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. An emergency management plan must be prepared by a caravan...

Image of a hotel with smoke blackened area around a first floor window following a fire. This is image highlights the importance of emergency planning in order to prevent fires and emergencies but also protect occupants in an emergency.

Am I required by law to prepare and implement emergency plans?

Recently, our Co-Director Alex Robertson raised concerns with the Victorian Government on the omission of a general provision for employers to prepare and implement emergency plans, similar to the duty contained in regulation 43 of the model National Health and Safety Regulations. On the 13th November...

Girl standing in front of an emergency exit trying to decide whether or not to evacuate during an emergency.

Understanding evacuation options

Whether you have been an occupant or visitor to a building or facility, you may have witnessed an audible alarm and in some cases messages from an emergency warning system.  These warnings may have been initiated as a test or an actual emergency.  These warnings...

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Emergencies – disruption related risks in businesses

All businesses from time to time experience some form of disruption related risks, including emergencies.  In most cases these disruptions require only minor intervention and have little impact on the ability of the business to meet their critical objectives.  Resilient organisations possess the capability to...

Business Disruption

WorkSafe Victoria: Prepare for emergencies

As the owner of a small business you must be prepared for emergency situations that may arise. Putting together an emergency management plan (EMP) will help ensure your workplace is well prepared. An EMP is a written set of instructions that outlines what your employees...

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Aircraft passengers saved by a trained crew

161 passengers were evacuated by an airline crew at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after a Boeing 767 bound for Miami, aborted take-off because of an engine-related mechanical issue.  The plane ignited on the runway resulting in a full evacuation.  Prior to the arrival of emergency services...