When it comes to fire safety, protection and procedures in the workplace, there is no one size fits all approach.
Creating a customised approach to fire protection in your workplace, involves meeting all fire and electrical safety requirements for your property in a variety of pricing models to meet your budget.
When you trust Fire Safe ANZ with your fire protection, one of our technicians or project managers will first visit your workplace to ascertain what type of fire procedure suit your business’ needs.
Fire Safe ANZ can implement a variety of fire procedures in the workplace that can reduce the risk of fire, and in the case of a fire, protect building occupants and valuable property.
Emergency Lighting Systems
In the event of a fire emergency, people can easily become disoriented by thick smoke and subsequent power outages. Emergency Lighting Systems provide your property with clear, illuminated signs over exit doors, which will help people to evacuate even when the mains power has gone out.
Depending on the nature of your business, various types of fire extinguishers can be placed around your business to provide you with a first line of defence in the case of a fire.
There are five types of fire extinguishers:
- Water Fire Extinguishers;
- Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers;
- Foam Fire Extinguishers;
- Powder ABE Fire Extinguishers and
- CO2 Fire Extinguishers.
Ensuring your employees and colleagues have the right training to use a fire extinguisher is equally as important, as the use of the wrong extinguisher on a fire could lead to further damage – such as incorrectly using a water fire extinguisher on an electrical fire!
Fire Hose Reels
Fire Hose Reels enable coverage of the entire floor of a building in the case of a Class A fire (paper, wood, rubbish and plastics).
Connected to the mains water supply and generally situated at the building exit, fire hose reels provide a minimum of 0.33L of water per second in the event of a fire.
Annual Fire Safety Statements
Councils send out Annual Fire Safety Statements to building owners to ensure fire safety measures in the building meet the Australian Standards.
To complete this Statement, you will need to contact qualified technicians, such as Fire Safe ANZ, who can undertake the inspection for you and issue you with the compliance required.
Fire Indicator Panels & EWIS
A Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) is the brain of your fire alarm system, taking action based on information received from environmental sensors, such as heat or smoke. The FIP can then set off audible or visual alarms to warn building occupants of danger.
An Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System (EWIS) works with your FIP to encourage orderly evacuation from your building. While the FIP provides the audible and visual alarms, the EWIS provides a verbal broadcast and enables trained fire wardens to communicate via Warden Intercommunication Points.
Testing and Tagging
Routine inspection and electrical testing is important to ensuring the safety of all building occupants who may use electrical equipment.
Many faults can arise from unkempt or unchecked electrical equipment, including frayed leads, “Daisy Chained” power boards, even just old adapters, and power boards that fail “Push Button” and “Trip Time” tests.
Routine inspection and testing can detect damage and ensure correct function of your electrical equipment.
Thermography testing is a diagnostic procedure that detects abnormal temperature variations, which are often a result of circuits overloading or loose wiring.
Early detection of these issues by thermography can correct issues in a timely manner, avoiding further issues and large-scale problems down the track.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
After a fire is detected, a fire sprinkler system works to douse a fire with water.
There are four main types of fire sprinkler systems that all work in different ways to suppress a fire;
- Wet Pipe
- Dry Pipe
- Pre-Action (single and double interlock)
Fire doors don’t just stop a fire from spreading, they also provide building occupants with an easy escape in the event of an emergency. Fire Safe ANZ can test, maintain and install new or replacement fire doors in your workplace.
Residual Current Devices
Residual Current Devices, also commonly referred to as RCD’s, automatically cut off electricity if their sensor is set off by a fault, such as an irregularity in the electric current flow.
Fire Procedures in the Workplace
In the event of a fire, you want to know that your workplace is protected by certified, high quality fire protection equipment.
Fire Safe ANZ can customise a package to suit a single building or building portfolio for our fire safety technicians and electricians to carry out all the maintenance required for a specific location or locations across your network.
Our fire safety technicians carrying out testing are qualified electricians who are trained to conduct all the testing, requiring only a single visit per period with the ability to conduct most necessary repairs on the spot.
So don’t just trust anyone with installing, maintaining and servicing your fire protecting equipment, trust the professionals at Fire Safe ANZ.