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Summary Bulletin: Home Fire Safety Egress

Authors: Oram, L.
Illustrators/Contributors: Svenger, M.
Published: 1st October 2005
Audience: Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 1 86487 760 X


This bulletin discusses the considerations for fire safety within the home and specifically addresses egress concerns for people with disabilities. It provides information on evacuation planning, automatic door closers and openers along with other safety products. It has a checklist for therapists and product information.

Publication History

1st edition Summary Bulletin: Home Fire Safety Egress by Lara Oram, October 2005. Reprinted June 2014

Table of Contents


Considerations for home fire safety 

Fire safety products 

Automatic Door Closers and Openers 

Evacuation Plan 

Responsibility of HMM Services and Therapists 

Products for home fire safety 

Fire Safety Checklist


Appendix 1:

Australian Standards and the BCA  


Table 1. Products for home fire safety  10

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