What Fire Equipment Does Your Business Need?
It is crucial to install the appropriate fire equipment in your new workplace to ensure both employees and visitors are safe.
A fire protection expert is the best person to help you determine what fire equipment you need to meet Australian fire safety standards, as they are licenced to do so and have the required in-depth knowledge of both the types of fire equipment and compliance requirements.
Fire safety experts look for a range of things when they come out to your site. There is a number of variables they assess to determine what fire safety equipment you require.
The following are some of the important factors to consider:
- Are you in an office environment with paper, cardboard, and wooden furniture as the main fuels?
- Are there significant electrical fire risks from computers or technical equipment in your workspace?
- Is there a large amount of dangerous fuel in an industrial or factory environment on your worksite?
- Are there multiple spaces across your site?
- Is your office area in addition to a factory space on the same location?
- How can the risks of both be managed?
- Should there be different classes of extinguishers?
- Do you need a fire indicator panel with a sprinkler system?
- How many people are working at your job site?
- What if the company only has a few employees?
Our expert fire equipment services team can visit your site to provide an outline of the equipment you require, as well as a quote to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In addition, we provide a fantastic scheduled fire equipment maintenance and inspection programme to ensure ongoing fire safety.
Who Is Responsible For The Fire Safety Of Your Business?
Do you know what fire safety equipment your workplace should have and how to use it if there’s a fire? Are you prepared for fire? Is fire a possible danger for your company?
It’s up to you, as a company owner or workplace manager, to make sure that your workplace has the right fire safety equipment in accordance with Australian Fire Safety Standard AS 1851-2012, in addition to knowing what actions to take when a fire occurs.
Types Of Fire Equipment You May Need In Your Business
A fire protection specialist can help you determine exactly what equipment you need to remain in compliance with fire safety standards, if you enlist their services.
A portable fire extinguisher is a critical device for any business. More than 90% of fires are controlled using a portable extinguisher by the occupants of the premises. A fire extinguisher should be positioned prominently on the wall with adequate signage to indicate its location.
Fire blankets are necessary in commercial kitchens and highly recommended in domestic kitchens. They are particularly beneficial for extinguishing cooking or clothing fires. A fire blanket should be positioned near the kitchen so that it can be easily accessed in an emergency. If a fire blanket is used to smother a fire, regardless of its size, it should be checked to ensure that it is still in good working condition and does not need to be replaced.
Fire Hose Reels
The fire hose reels are convenient to use and supply water continuously during deployment. These fire safety measures are sometimes stored in fire hose reel cabinets and are most effective at controlling fires before they get too large. should not be used on electrical fires due to electrocution risks. They should also not be used on flammable liquid, or cooking fat fires, because water will increase the size and ferocity of these fires.
Emergency Exit Lights
An exit sign is an illuminated green and white sign that indicates the safest path out of the building in the event of a fire by incorporating either the word EXIT, an arrow, or a ‘running man’. If the power is cut off, backup batteries keep the sign illuminated to light the exit path.
The most frequently installed sprinkler is the wet pipe system. These systems are installed in the ceilings of a building and are activated by hand or automatically through smoke detection. When activated, it releases the water from the pipes onto the fire. These sprinklers can help to extinguish a fire, so it does not spread and destroy an entire building.
Smoke alarms detect small amounts of smoke and function as an early warning system in the case of a fire. A very loud beeping sound is emitted when they are triggered to notify occupants. Multiple alarms may be used in large areas and should be installed in every room with a potential fire hazard, including hallways and at the top of stairs.
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