Fire extinguishers can be an important tool in preventing a small fire from growing larger. However, they should not be used to combat large or rapidly spreading fires. The most important thing to do during a fire is to get yourself to safety then call the proper authorities to combat the fire.
P.A.S.S. Method of Extinguisher Use
P- Pull. Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher away and release the locking mechanism.
A- Aim. Aim the stream towards the base of the fire. Spraying the flames will not put the fire out.
S- Squeeze. Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. Pulling the lever too fast may shoot the stream from your target wasting the valuable firefighting agent.
S- Sweep. Sweep the nozzle side to side to combat the fire
AM Retail knows that there are several everyday items and areas in a workplace that unexpectedly can contain the most bacteria and, if ignored, could lead to staff sickness and loss of productivity:
Soap dispensers - many bathrooms use refillable soap dispensers which can easily become contaminated if they aren’t cleaned.
Computer keyboards - for those who work with a computer, the keyboard is an item that we are in direct contact with for the majority of our working day.
Light switches - a place that multiple people will come into contact with over the course of a week or even a day.
The next quarterly OHS meeting will be held on the 16th of November 2020 using Microsoft Teams run by Louie with AM Retail managers and employee representatives. There were no lost time injuries in July and August 2020 and no environmental incidents and no fines from regulators.
Employees of the Month
We are pleased to acknowledge a fantastic job done by our employees:
in September and in the past three months. Our customers are impressed with high standards of services.
We also would like to thank Wayne Hughes who has been with our company for 3 years.
Wayne has done a fantastic job cleaning at a high standard. Wayne will receive a $50 Myer card voucher.