Security for healthcare facilities
Australian Standards for security in healthcare facilities have been published, providing guidance for the development and implementation of effective security systems for healthcare facilities.
AS 4485.1:2021 Security for healthcare facilities, Part 1: General requirements, and
AS 4485.2:2021 Security for healthcare facilities, Part 2: Procedures guide
The Standards are designed to set out the policy, principles, and common procedures necessary to establish and maintain an effective security service for healthcare facilities. There are guidelines for both General Requirements and Procedures.
Guarding and Patrol
AS/NZS 4421:2011 - Guard and patrol security services
AS 5350.1:2022 - Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 1: Acquisition, welfare, training, deployment and retirement
AS 5350.2:2022 - Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 2: Training and certification of dogs and handlers
AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 - Risk Management Set: Principles and Guidelines
More information can also be found at https://www.iso.org/iso-31000-risk-management.html
ISO Guide 73 – Risk Management Vocabulary which provides guidance in the use of risk management terminology with the aim of encouraging a coherent approach in this area.
Key smoke detector / Alarm standards
AS 7240.7:2018 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems, Part 7: Point type smoke detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization
AS 7240.12:2018 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems, Part 12: Line type smoke detectors using a transmitted optical beam
AS 7240.20-2012 Fire detection and alarm systems, Part 20: Aspirating smoke detectors
AS 1670.1:2018 Amd 1:2021 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems — System design, installation and commissioning, Part 1: Fire
AS 3786:2023 Smoke alarms using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization
Please be aware: If the installation of smoke detectors and/or alarms is intended, Members are strongly advised to consult the Building Code of Australia (BCA), which sets out the requirements for the positioning of smoke detectors and other essential fire alarm installation parameters, and calls up all of the above Standards. The BCA is available from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), www.abcb.gov.au
NOTE: On 1 January 2017 the QLD government introduced important changes to smoke alarm legislation. The changes impact the work performed by security installers. Further changes are slated for 1 January 2027.
Copies of the Standards can be purchased from SAI Global.