Healthcare Colour Code Warning Systems

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Fire Safety in Victoria's Hospitals

Public Hospitals in Victoria are responsible for ensuring that laws relating to fire protection, health, and general safety are observed for any premises from which the Hospital operates irrespective of whether the relevant regulatory requirements place the obligation upon the owner or occupier of those premises.

Laundry fires - how to reduce the risk!

Regularly we hear of fires in commercial laundry's, usually in a hospital or nursing home. Commonly the laundry is protected by a Type B heat detector however there are simple steps we can take to reduce or eliminate the causes of fire in these areas.

Just in the last month alone, Google News reported there were 423 hits on laundry related fires....

Healthcare - Colour Code Warning System

A recognised standard within healthcare facilities in Australia is the colour coded emergency response system. This system forms part of healthcare facilities Emergency Procedures Manual (EPM). Each colour helps define the actions and activities required of staff when responding and managing an incident.

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Facilities Officer
Infrastructure Aged Care & Rehabilitation
Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service