Can your business sustain these costs? Or are you prepared to go to jail?
Did you know that not having emergency signs and diagrams, and an emergency response plan could cost your business up to $39000* in penalties?
Something such as simply not displaying your Certificate of Classification at the front of your building could cost you $30,500*.
Did you know adding a security gate could cost you up to $35,000* and your business shut down?
It is so easy to do...
but blocking your fire equipment could cost up to $18000*
Not having a $5 sign could cost your business up to $4000*...
because who knew that there was a fire hose reel in this cupboard...
Failing to have a right arrow on this emergency exit sign and the fines in excess of $600,000* as well as jail time, because they recklessly endangered guests as the emergency exit door was not where the light was situated but on the opposite wall. Can you imagine if a fire had started at night and in the dark people followed the signs and were trying to find the door handle on the left but the door was on the opposite wall?
Not training your staff in warden training, general evacuation, and also first response training according to the schedule could cost up to $35,000*.
These are just some of the fines you can be hit with for breaching the fire legislation and also Work Health and Safety legislation.
It is more than likely that you are not compliant with your fire compliance or your Work Health and Safety requirements. But to give yourself peace of mind and protect your bank account do a complete fire safety audit of your business!
The Necessary Steps to Take Before Fire Training for Staff
Fire safety training is one of the most important aspects of protecting employees at your business. It’s important to ensure that your staff is prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to act quickly and effectively in the event of a fire emergency. But before you can conduct staff fire training, there are a few steps you must first take to ensure your business is well-prepared.