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Serious Change Requires Serious Software

Written by
Helen Hall
Published on
March 30, 2023

Since the announcement of England’s updated Fire Safety Standards enforced from 23 January 2023, Locatrix has been actively engaging with English fire safety professionals to better understand where our technology can support businesses in audits and necessary upgrades to now non-compliant buildings.   

Not at all unfamiliar with Government enforced deadlines following devastating catastrophes like Grenfell, in Australia we had similar tragedies such as the Childers Backpacker fire which triggered the 2008 Australian Fire Safety Regulation and also the Quakers Hill Nursing Home disaster which saw mandatory upgrades in fire sprinkler installations in care homes in Australia by 2016. In support of meeting these deadlines, Locatrix has assisted the Australian Fire Industry in meeting mandatory requirements with its Fire Safety applications PlanSafe and PlanStudio.   

PlanSafe, our online Fire Safety training program along with PlanStudio, our indoor mapping application both provide building occupants with role specific education on how to manage an emergency in their building along with clear and current digital evacuation diagrams which can be easily accessed and amended by certifiers.  All detail securely saved to the cloud and shared with emergency services to improve emergency management and occupant safety.   

By using PlanStudio a certifier can quickly provide a building owner with a complete set of digital plans of their building including producing a Strategic Fire Plan.  Ideal for new builds but even better suited for messy or repurposed existing buildings as you can complete the edit and mark-up of the plan on your iPad as you walk the building, making sure that no detail is missed. 

A great case study to prove this is the Form1 Story!

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