"A Fire and Emergency Services Emergency Response Guide (FESERG), for a dangerous goods site, means a document, in a form approved by the FES Commissioner, that contains information relevant to any fire brigade or other person under the control of the FES Commissioner when dealing with any fire or dangerous situation that might occur on the site"
The Regulation applies to a dangerous goods site if -
a) the quantity of dangerous goods stored or handled on the site exceeds 10 times the manifest quantity in relation to those goods; and
b) the site is not –
i. a petrol station; or
ii. a mine as defined in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 section 4(1)
The operator of the site must review the agreed FES emergency response guide for the site and, if necessary, revise it –
a) whenever there is a significant change to the type or quantity of dangerous goods on the site; and
b) whenever there is a significant change to the layout of or to any structure on the site; and
c) as soon as practicable after a fire or dangerous situation occurs on the site; and
d) in any event, at intervals of not more than 3 years from the day on which the guide was first prepared or last reviewed.
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"An Operational Pre-Plan is a documented plan of a significant operational or community safety risk premise/site that details specific information which will assist operational personnel determine appropriate actions (objectives, strategies and tactics) during an incident"
As per the requirements of a High classification, an OPP documented premise/site should be inspected annually. The purpose of an annual schedule is to ensure that the premise/site is monitored and reviewed on a consistent basis.
An OPP should also be revised when significant change has occurred, such as:
a) whenever there is a significant change to the type or quantity of dangerous goods or product on the premise/site
b) whenever there is a significant change to the layout of or to any structure on the premise/site
c) as soon as practicable after an incident, emergency or dangerous situation occurs on the premise/site
The MLS platform captures all premises/sites of moderate or low-risk levels.
All buildings that contain active fire safety systems are rated a minimum of moderate risk level and the site should be inspected at least once in five years.
Low-risk sites aren't required to be inspected after the initial review. However, a familiarisation visit of the site is encouraged once every 10 years to review the site risk level.
Urban Bushland Response Plans (UBRPs) provide guidance to firefighters and other stakeholders in mitigating bushfire risk and responding to bushfires within urban bushland areas. Each plan contains site specific information, strategies and suppression tactics and maps that need to be considered to protect a specific bushland area and surrounding urban interface in the event of a fire. UBRPs provide valuable information to firefighters responding to an incident, particularly those who are not familiar with the bushland area. The locations of access routes and known hazards are particularly significant for first responders. UBRPs can also serve to provide a common agreement between stakeholders on how a fire is expected to be managed and can provide important insights into the presence and management of valuable environmental and cultural sensitivities.
To ensure currency, each UBRP is required to be reviewed prior to 30th October each year by the relevant Station Officer, in consultation with identified stakeholders. The Bushfire Technical Services Branch will review each UBRP to ensure environmental compliance and upgrade site specific maps on an annual basis. The relevant District Officer will be responsible for approving and publishing each reviewed UBRP.