fire safety the fence october 2019
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Working in high bushfire risk areas

Do you work in or travel through high bushfire and grassfire risk areas over summer?

CFA has developed a new online bushfire safety awareness workshop for people who work in high risk bushfire areas.

Initially developed for people who work in the community care sector who visit their clients or patients in homes located in high risk areas, it has been broadened to include a range of work sectors including trades.

It is structured to suit any person working in high bushfire risk areas.

Importantly this online session applies to almost any person who finds themselves working in high risk areas as the weather starts to heat up.

Make sure you, and your employees, stay safe from bushfires when working in high risk areas.

The online session covers four key areas:

Your Risk – learn about the risk

Prepare – how to be prepared

Drive – how to stay safe on the road

Survive – how to survive and stay safe

It includes interactive content and videos and it takes approximately 45 to 50 minutes to complete, including a short sign in process.

Employers

You can consider this online fire safety session an important OH&S and duty of care (maintaining a safe workplace) activity. It is about ensuring your staff know what do to if caught out in a bushfire and how to stay safe.

CFA recommends that anyone who works in high bushfire risk areas over summer needs to complete this session and urges employers and employer groups to consider policies that make this mandatory in the workplace.

Participants can access a certificate at the end of the session to verify their completion. The online module is not formally accredited, or competency based and is an awareness session only.

Please make the time to complete this session; it could save your life.

Online Workshop

This article was first published in The Fence magazine.

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