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Safety for Vulnerable People

 

Fire safety of hospitals - a guide for designers

 

This document has been prepared to give all designers a better understanding of the key areas of hospital operations and how hospitals function which will assist designers to achieve improved fire safety and hospital design outcomes. It is hoped that fire safety engineers and building surveyors, as well as all other designers who have to address fire safety design issues, will benefit from this guide.

 

Download the guide here.

 

 

Vertical evacuation of vulnerable persons in buildings

 

This technical paper considers options for vertical evacuation of vulnerable persons in the event of fire or other emergency.

 

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Fire safety and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

 

This technical paper explores the implications for fire safety as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out, and potential approaches the maximise the effectiveness of NDIS funding.

 

Download the paper here.

 

 

Fire safety management of vulnerable persons in bushfire prone areas

 

This paper describes a semi-quantitative bushfire risk assessment approach which can be applied to the assessment of existing and proposed buildings which house vulnerable persons.

 

Download the paper here.