Road safety is everyone's responsibility!
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Smoke Alarm Testers needed
- No formal qualifications required!
- Easy work!
- Bring your own broom handle!
Remuneration? How much is a life worth? How much is your family's life worth?
Testing, cleaning and maintaining your smoke alarms is so easy! And a clean smoke alarm, that you know is working, is the difference between life and death if you have a house fire.
You don't need any formal qualifications or training; you don't need to pay anyone to do it. The only tools you need are a broom handle for monthly testing, a vacuum cleaner for cleaning and a ladder to change batteries or backup batteries. [more information]
Hazardous Chemicals Storage
Do you have a site with a notifiable quantity of hazardous chemicals? (Notifiable quantity in relation to notifying Safework SA).
If you do, then you are required to create an emergency plan and submit a copy to the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) or South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS).
The South Australian Work Health and Safety Regulators (WHS Reg), requires employers, controllers of premises, occupiers of Dangerous Goods sites and operators of MHFs to carry out a thorough risk assessment to identify, eliminate or control hazards and risks at the site.
Clauses 361 and 557 of the WHS Reg have specific requirements in relation to Hazardous Chemicals (listed in Schedule 11 of the WHS Reg) and materials used, stored or handled at MHF's (listed in Schedule 15 of the WHS Reg).
The MFS and CFS recommend that a whole of site approach to the development of a comprehensive Emergency Plan is adopted. The Emergency Plan should be developed using the site risk assessment as a basis for determining what is required for inclusion in the plan.
To assist operators and licence holders in developing a comprehensive emergency plan, the MFS and CFS have also developed a general emergency plan guideline (Emergency Plans at Facilities having Notifiable Quantities of Hazardous Chemicals and Major Hazard Facilities, MFS Special Risks Department Guideline No. 001).
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Out and About
MFS Open Day 2013
Saturday, 9 November 2013
As promised, the MFS opened the doors to Adelaide Station at 99 Wakefield St, straight after the Christmas Pageant!
Thousands joined us for a brilliant day of family activities and an opportunity to see the inner workings of South Australia's largest fire station.
Thanks to everyone who came and joined us - we'll do it all again next year after the pageant.