August 2, 2018

Emergency Evacuation Plan 101: Emergency Lights

The Importance of Emergency Lights Without emergency lights, occupants of a commercial building will lack a safe exit path in the case of a fire. But it is not enough to just have emergency lights installed onsite; routine testing and inspection of emergency lights are just as important, as is a carefully planned Emergency Evacuation […]

July 19, 2018

Fire Extinguishers Australia: Which One Is Best For Your Business?

One size does not fit all when fire extinguishers in the workplace are concerned. Which fire extinguisher does your business require? With five different types of fire extinguishers available in Australia – each with specific applications – it is important that as a business owner you: Have the most suitable fire extinguishers on-the-ready in the […]

July 5, 2018

Top 5 Causes Of Fires In The Workplace

Taking measures to fireproof your business’s premises will significantly reduce these common causes of a fire in the first place, while also ensuring you and your employees proceed appropriately in the case of a fire emergency. Electrical Fires All it takes for a workplace electrocution incident is one faulty or poorly installed piece of electrical […]

June 21, 2018

Evacuation Procedures For High-Rise Buildings

In the case of a fire, a high-rise building can be more challenging to evacuate than a single or double-story property due to longer evacuation times and closely-situated living spaces. It is crucial not only that your high-rise building is fire-safe and adequately equipped for a fire, but that occupants are familiarised with the building’s […]

May 1, 2018

Overhauling a Fire Hydrant System

Fire Safe ANZ’s sprinkler fitting team was called upon when an aging booster assembly and gate valve was found to be leaking. On inspection it was found that the system was not isolating the water to the hydrant landing valves on the ring main it serviced. While the late 1980’s system was still functional, this […]

April 16, 2018

The Different Types of Fire Protection You Need for Your Business

Fires are a scary topic, more so when they happen and your workplace isn’t prepared. Have a read below to familiarise yourself with the more common equipment installed as part of a business emergency plan. Fire Extinguishers Often the first option when encountering a fire in the home or workplace, fire extinguishers are pressurised tanks […]

April 9, 2018

Fire Safety in the Workplace – A Shared Responsibility

Many of the working Australian population will never encounter a fire in their place of work. But this does not mean that fire safety in the workplace should be taken lightly. Workplace fires always pose a substantial threat to people’s safety, largely because there is no method of predicting when a fire will occur or […]

November 6, 2017

Fire Hydrant Repairs Required in Auburn

Fire Hydrant Repairs Required in Auburn When a heavy, rigid truck hit a protective fire hydrant bollard it almost spelt disaster for the system and the site. It not only destroyed the bollard but also caused damage to the hydrant pillar. The Firesafe ANZ team were called and asked to action urgent Fire Hydrant Repairs […]

August 8, 2017

The Shepherd Centre selected as Firesafe ANZ’s City2Surf charity

The Shepherd Centre selected as Firesafe ANZ’s City2Surf charity We are pleased to announce that this year we have chosen to support The Shepherd Centre as our City2Surf charity. The Shepherd Centre was founded in 1970 for children who are deaf or have hearing impairments. Once diagnosed, their highly trained professionals work with the child […]

May 10, 2017

What Fire Fighting Equipment is Right for You?

With so many options available to tackle fires, from extinguishers and blankets to fire hose reels, it is vital that you choose the correct equipment for your circumstance. Fire Extinguishers and Blankets Fire blankets are used to extinguish small fires and are most commonly found in kitchens. They can be used to cover items which […]

December 16, 2016

Solar Array Cabling

  Due to a fire starting from faulty wiring between old and new sections of solar wiring, there has recently been a new safety alert issued by the NT WorkSafe department. The fire started in a northern suburb of Darwin where, as part of an extension to the property, an existing solar installation was relocated. […]

November 16, 2016

Terminology Changes in New 1670 Standard Series

Several Fire Safe Australia & New Zealand staff recently attended Fire Protection Association of Australia conferences outlining changes to the AS new 1670 series; the Standards regarding fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems. Important changes to the “New 1670 Standard Series” included the name changes for two important pieces of equipment. The acronyms “F.I.P.” […]

October 17, 2016

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Required for All QLD Homes

  As of the 1st of January 2017, all homes in Queensland will be required to update their smoke alarms to photoelectric smoke alarms, thanks to new legislation passed in Parliament in early September this year. All homes currently being built or undergoing major renovations in Queensland will need to comply with the legislation upon completion […]