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Buildings of a certain size and classification are required to have an FIP (Fire Indicator Panel) connected to smoke & heat detectors.
These are part of a Fire Detection System, with smoke and heat detectors located through the building.
Australian Standards and Government Regulations stipulate these Fire Detection Systems are checked regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.
The FIP itself must be checked monthly to ensure no faults or alarms showing, and an annual service which testes to ensure the smoke and heat detectors are working properly.
Ensuring your electrical equipment meets the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations is very important in Queensland. FCF inspect electrical items to AS3760. RCD testing or otherwise known as Safety Switch’s carry a requirement to be tested in Queensland businesses. The testing has two tests per year, the first test being a push button test, this is a simple test to ensure that the internals react in a timely manner with no delay to test facility. A yearly test can be performed in two ways, normally with an Electrician and without. An electrician with an observer (trained in switchboard rescue) can remove the switchboard cover and access all the relevant test points efficiently. A non Electrician will use a RCD test meter to determine if the RCD phases react to below 300ms. Find out which option is cost effective for your business contact FCF Fire & Electrical.
Buildings of a certain size and classification are required to have Fire Hydrant to supply water for the brigade to fight fires.
Australian Standards and Government Regulations stipulate these Hydrants are checked regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.
They are tested to ensure water supply at the correct pressure. The individual valves are checked every six months to ensure water supply and every 12 months a Pressure/Flow Test is conducted.
A 5 yearly service is required for an overall inspection of the Hydrant
Please contact FCF Sunshine Coast if you require these services.
As per the Australian Standards, Fire Brigade Regulations and Government Legislation all business’s in Australia must conduct Fire Evacuation Training and First Response (Fire Extinguisher) training every two years.
This is led by a trained Fire Safety Advisor.
At FCF Sunshine Coast we have fully trained staff to conduct such training
For the Evacuation Training we work with the Fire Warden Team to identify high risk areas in the building, point out locations of Fire Safety Assets (Fire Extinguishers, Hose Reels)
If there is a Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) we discuss how to use that and the process of evacuating the building to a safe place. We include a real evacuation in that session.
For First Response to Fire Emergency (Fire Extinguisher Training) we discuss how “fire” works, different classes of fire, different types of extinguishers. This is followed by hands on us of extinguishers.
Please contact FCF Sunshine Coast for further information
FCF Fire & Electrical test, inspect, maintain and install Fire Extinguishers to AS2444 and AS1851 Standards. Our QBCC licenced fire technicians whom also include certifiers are highly qualified locals on the Sunshine Coast. FCF approved fire technicians are hand selected to ensure that a quality and legislative service is delivered to our clients, ensuring your business or workplace complies with AS2444. Fire Extinguishers are individually stamped with a date which is valid for 5 years and thereafter need to be replaced, extinguishers are required to be serviced every 6 months – twice a year.
Ensuring that your business meets MP6.1 as per the Queensland Fire Regulations is our goal. Majority of our clients want to meet and cover the risks to their business and we are here to assist with the right advice. Overselling is not our goal, keeping you and your co-workers safe and compliant is what we aim to achieve.
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Fire Doors and Fire Frames form part of the fire wall normally found at the entrance of units, stairwells or not as easily spotted a fire compartment.
Fire Door Certifiers are normally carpenters and have the best ability to not only advise on the requirements but also have the licences to replace and certify the required works.
Utilising their knowledge and the understanding of AS1905, AS1852 and the Queensland Fire Authorities Documents.
Buildings built prior to 1982 were fitted with Asbestos Fire Doors and need to be replaced if damaged.
Contact FCF Fire & Electrical today to find out more.
We design, engrave/print and install evacuation diagrams
It’s mandatory for all Australian workplaces to have fire evacuation diagrams. Providing information for all persons to escape with ease.
FCF Fire & Electrical provide multiple choices for businesses to comply at cost effective methods such as do it yourself and be cross checked or have a Safety Advisor complete your premise requirements.
As fire evacuation diagrams standards AS3745 change constantly its best to utilise a Fire Safety Advisor ensuring your business meets the latest amendments.
To find out more about Evacuation Diagrams give us a call today.
FCF install and test all types of Emergency Exit Lighting to Australian Standards AS2293. Our team of dedicated friendly electricians will assist in ensuring that your exit and emergency lighting system comply with the latest regulations. Log book records show the fire authority that the exit and emergency lighting system has been regularly tested to AS2293 every six months and all repairs have been completed by a licenced installer. Utilising an FCF Emergency and Exit Lighting log book will allow you to save money and maintain records accurately. Let FCF Fire & Electrical look after your exit and emergency lighting testing and maintenance, we offer the best advice and cost effective solutions.
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.
Smoke alarms should be tested every 6 months to make sure they function at a critical lifesaving moment when smoke is detected and to minimise any false alarms. They should be located in the correct places as to comply with Australian Standard AS3786.
Our models 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. Using our asset software, we can notify you when your Smoke Alarms are due to be tested or replaced, any show warranties and history of each Smoke Alarm.
Changes in Legislation is consistent and FCF is a founding member of the Smoke Alarm Association. Our participation in being a part of this association allows FCF to be up to date with legislation changes, best practice and more product knowledge.