Practice fire drills can greatly disrupt the workflow and seem like a waste of time to some. However, they are also an essential part of good emergency planning as they prepare employees and employers alike for a crisis situation.
Ensuring a safe work environment goes beyond a solid plan though and needs to include secure fire escape routes and structures, something Webforge can assist you with.
Why quality fire escapes are critical
The importance of having adequate measures prepared in case of emergency cannot be overemphasised when it comes to workplace health and safety. Losses caused by fires at work go beyond equipment and property damage, but can lead to injuries or even fatalities among an organisation's employees.
Additionally, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 clearly states the obligations an employer has to provide a safe workplace. According to sections 21 and 26 of the OHSA, any worker is entitled to a work environment that protects the safe entering and exiting of the workplace, along with access to appropriate training, supervision and protective equipment.
Webforge's key advantage is the unique design that enables flexible, fast and easy application.
A flexible solution for an important issue
In its emergency plan checklist, Work Safe Australia stresses the fact that a safe workplace requires not only trained staff and first aid equipment, but also a safe exit route.
At Webforge, we recognise the crucial role fire escapes therefore have in keeping workers safe and offer MonowillsTM tubular handrail and stanchion systems as the ideal solution.
From standard handrails to gates and kick plates, Monowills systems can help mitigate the detrimental effects fires can have. A key advantage of Webforge products is the unique design that enables flexible, fast and easy application in a variety of environments, including commercial.
Every minute counts when there is a fire, which is why you need to ensure your fire escape has the strength and durability to ensure the safety of all employees. Therefore, all our handrail systems are designed and tested to meet all government department codes.
We have the ability to provide detailed layouts specified to your needs, as well as fabricate and install the complete access system. This means that you can focus your attention on other parts of the emergency plan, while we ensure your staff are safe when using the escape route in case of a fire.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to talk about how Webforge Monowills handrail systems can make your fire escape safe.