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Fire Doors are designed to reduce fire spreading between different compartments within a building and reduce smoke in these areas.
The door and the frame should be air tight and made from fire-resistant materials. They are not always made of non-combustible material, they are rated by the number of hours they can resist a fire.
It is important that fire doors are fitted correctly and checked regularly for any gaps that can let any smoke or fire through.
Contact our team today for your regular ESM inspections
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems or FIP’S can be complex, with extremely sensitive equipment monitoring, often found in modern buildings and apartment blocks.
These are designed under AS1670 Australian Standard, this allows Fire Certifiers to design a specific Fire Detection System for that building to ensure people’s safety. Once the design is completed along with installation and commissioning for the building, AS1851 takes over as the maintenance standard for the system.
Finding a competent service provider can be difficult as it takes years to become a Certifier and even more dedication is required as you become available 24/7 for faults on systems and false alarms.
We at FCF have the best team, from Certifiers, Installers, and Testers, we are happy to do a free inspection on your Fire Panel issues and advise why the system is reporting false data.
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Smoke alarms in your building are required to be tested every 6 months to make sure they function at a critical lifesaving moment when smoke is detected.
They need to be located in the correct locations as to comply with Australian Standard AS3786.
Our smoke alarms can be connected to the mains supply or with a battery, some lasting 10-years. Smoke Alarm technology is advancing quickly, and our smart smoke alarms are great value for money with less false alarms.
We can keep track of your Smoke Alarms and notify you when your Smoke Alarms are due to be tested or replaced.
Changes in legislation is consistent and FCF is a founding member of the Smoke Alarm Association. Our participation in this association allows FCF to be up to date with all legislation changes, best practice, and more product knowledge.
For buildings over 300 square meters, it will most likely need emergency lighting and exit signs where members of the public have access.
You may have noticed these in Cafes, hotels and businesses that you frequent or own.
Many business owners are not aware that Exit Lights and Emergency Lights need to be tested in regulated time frames just like Fire Extinguishers, every 6
Each site also requires logbook records, to record important information such as the original installation locations, test dates, adjustments, failed lights, repairs etc. The Fire Authorities, Fire Assessors, Insurance, and Inspectors use this logbook to ensure site compliance to State Legislation.
Contact us today about Efficient LED Emergency lighting and testing for your business and strata.
All Buildings need to have adequate numbers of fire extinguishers, along with reliable escape routes should any regular exits get blocked. All Fire Extinguishers are required to be visible and in highly accessible locations that have no obstructions to them.
The most common Fire Extinguishers you will find in commercial buildings are: Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers, CO2 Fire Extinguishers, Water Fire Extinguishers and Foam Fire Extinguishers.
We at FCF only use commercial High Performance Fire Extinguishers in you premises for your peace of mind.
Fire extinguishers work alongside other required installed protection equipment, such as hose reels, smoke alarms, gas vents, sprinklers, monitoring systems, etc
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It is a requirement that electrical items meet Workplace Health and Safety Regulations in your business and workplace
This means that your electrical Items at work need to be tested and tagged as safe and regularly checked.
RCD or residual Current devices also need to be confirmed and checked as working correctly. We at FCF have registered electricians that can conduct this testing for you
Some harsh environments such as construction or the mining industry require these checks more often. We can help advise and assist in keeping your staff and customers electrically safe.
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We provide and deliver state of the art training over cutting edge technology to deliver an exciting and engaging experience that ensures retention of critical information and meets legislative requirements.
We cater for all group sizes and provide all learning resources with the flexibility to work with clients to ensure alignment to current emergency process/procedure and their objectives and outcomes are achieved.
We logistically work with our clients to ensure minimal disruption is experienced to their operation through efficient delivery and flexible session times.
We help you develop and document your emergency management procedures, then design, draft, print and install the documents and EVACUATION DIAGRAMS to ensure your work place is compliant with OH&S regulations and legislation while keeping your business and staff safe.
It is the responsibility of the “duty holder” (Business owner/director) to ensure their business and staff are complaint and safe regarding all emergency situations – as outlined in AS 3745 – 2010 the duty holder’s obligation is to provide an emergency plan and clear diagrams for all personal on the business site to avoid danger.
Emergency Management Plans and Evacuation diagrams must comply (colour format, icon format, instruction format, installation requirements) with Australian Standards to ensure uniformity and clear information and direction for all viewers to safely avoid danger in emergency situations.
Most large buildings needs a fire hose reel. They provide a controlled amount of water in critical locations to help people escape a building in an event of a fire. They would normally be mounted on a wall or in a cabinet with appropriate signage to indicate their location(s).
It’s manually operated by opening the valve. The reels range from 18 to 36 metres in length with 13mm, 19mm or 25mm diameter hose.
To comply with Australian Standards, all hoses require regular detailed checks by a fire professional.
Large buildings needs a fire hose reel and sometimes sprinkler systems too. They provide a controlled amount of water in critical locations, which help people escape a building in an event of a fire.
Fire reels are normally mounted on a wall or in a cabinet, and sprinklers above critical rooms. Appropriate signage has to also be installed to indicate their location(s).
To comply with Australian Standards, all fire protection equipment require regular detailed checks by a fire professional.
Contact us to book a free consultation. We help business comply with all of the Australian Fire Standards.
Our experts are highly trained in the various Fire Regulations, so to know which standards your business needs to comply to.
Fire sprinkler systems can be a good invested to protect your business or home from fire. There are different types of systems, but they all should be up to Australian Standards AS 2118.
These systems are typically activated by an automatic trigger such as an increase in temperature or a detection from a smoke sensor. Over 96% of fires have been controlled in buildings which had fire sprinkler systems installed.
All sprinkler systems should meet basic requirements such as a reliable supply of water, working control valves, non-corroded pips and sprinkler heads.
When you need to deliver large quantities of water, you need a fire hydrant, and there are different types for different purposes.
Australian building code requires that any building over 500 square meters must contain a Fire Hydrant, and they should only be used by trained officers from the fire brigade.
They commonly consist of two pieces, one above ground and the other below ground, and like other Fire Protection Equipment, fire hydrants need regular maintenance and inspection.