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Controlling Fire and Explosion Risks on Construction Sites

An article on SafetyCulture.com.au recently highlighted the importance of controlling fire and explosion risks on construction sites. In addition to the significant damage to property, more importantly lives are at risk. A company or person conducting a business must prevent

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Dubai New Years Fire another Thermoplastic Cladding Disaster

The fire that broke out during New Years celebrations in Dubai was reminiscent of the fire that raged at the Melbourne suburb of Docklands a few years ago. The Dubai fire broke out on December 31, 2015, spread by flammable thermoplastic

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Preparing a Firebreak

With bushfires already being reported in a number of places, this video from Bunnings is useful to learn how to create a bushfire-break around properties. Make sure you have the necessary PPE before beginning this work.  

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Add this to Your Bushfire Prevention Strategy

Watch this video from Bunnings on how to create a firebreak before fire season is upon us. Clearing shrubs is a crucial part of getting ready for bush fire season. See what else you should do here.  

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Why Fires Spread Quicker Upwards than Sideways

An eye-opening post on Sourceable.net recently raised valid points about the spread of fires in cities densely populated and over-crowded with high rise buildings. The writer discusses some of the fires that serve as warnings both here in Australia and

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Fire Rages on Construction Site – Video

Whether a result of an accident or arson, fires on construction sites have been in the news a lot lately. This video shows a fire raging on a construction site, apparently due to arson. It is a reminder to employers

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Consequences of Substandard Building Highlighted by Docklands Fire

Overcrowding as well as substandard building practices are being blamed for the rapid spread of the fire at the Docklands apartment building late last year. The fire caused an estimated $2million in damages to the building in Melbourne’s Docklands area

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