Fire Safety Sunshine Coast – Fire Safety Equipment Specialists
Thanks for visiting FCF Fire & Electrical Sunshine Coast – Your Fire Safety Sunshine Coast specialists. We specialise in Fire Protection Equipment Including Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Exit Lights, Smoke Alarms and more.
We also provide a range of fire maintenance services such as Emergency Evacuation Procedures, Electrical Test and Tag and RCD testing. We can come on site and conduct fire safety training for your staff. We are 100% Australian owned and operated and can ensure full fire compliance for your business.
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We test Fire Hydrants and Fire Hose Reels to ensure they are functioning as intended in the case of a fire emergency. If a Fire Emergency ever occurs every second counts. We ensure your fire protection equipment is fully operational so you don’t loose valuable seconds and see your premises damaged or people injured.
Not only do we Supply, Test and Service fire safety Equipment, we also ensure that you have the right procedures in place for managing personnel in the case of a fire. This includes on Site Fire Warden Training and the formulation of Fire Evacuation Diagrams which are a requirement for many workplaces to ensure they are fully compliant with the regulatory authorities.
We Provide portable Electrical Tagging and Testing, and can ensure your Business and Assets are Fire Safe. Powered Commercial Equipment can often become faulty due to frequent use in a commercial environment. It is important your Electrical Equipment is safe and functioning correctly to avoid the malfunctioning of your equipment.
Emergency Exit Lights not only save lives in an emergency, they also are legally required in Public Buildings, Shops, Offices and Work Places. A malfunctioning Emergency Exit light not only creates a safety risk for the occupants of your building, they are also illegal and can attract fines and worse for your business. We can install, test, service and replace Emergency Exit Lights to ensure you are fully compliant.
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First Response Fire training is vital to creating a safer workplace. It helps staff and personnel know what their first response should be if they encounter a fire in their workplace. This training has the potential to avert tragedy and damage to equipment.
If you are a land lord it is important you understand your obligations when it comes to fire safety and smoke alarms. Call today for full compliance service
When it comes to Aged Care Facilities in the Sunshine Coast, it is essential that good fire protection is in place. This is for the safety of the staff and vulnerable residents of the facility. Australian laws outline important measures that should be in place in an aged care facility when it comes to fire safety. We can ensure that your premises are fully compliant with the relevant standards when it comes to the installation, maintenance and servicing of Fire Equipment as well as the implementation of evacuation diagrams and Fire safety training for staff.
It is important that your Sunshine Coast Business has a Fire Safety Compliance Certificate. This ensures you are covered in the case of an emergency when fire protection is needed. It is also important as it ensures your operation is acceptable to the local council and Australian standards. We can help you obtain your commercial fire compliance certificate today.
Businesses are required to comply to Australian Standards when it comes to Fire Equipment Maintenance. AS1851-2012 requires business owners to ensure the regular maintenance and servicing of their fire safety equipment. We help business owners all over the Sunshine Coast maintain their Fire Safety Compliance so they can get on with their business.
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Sunshine Coast Fire Safety – What Business Owners Need to Know
Sunshine Coast employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees, contractors or others in the workplace. These responsibilities include establishing evacuation procedures and ensuring that the right fire protection equipment is located appropriately. Commercial Fire Compliance is extremely important; while there are penalties for non-compliance, they are insignificant when compared to the ramifications of death or injuries caused by a fire in the workplace.
Fire Protection Requirements
Australian Standard, AS/NZS 2444, summarizes the requirements for portable fire equipment based upon the risk level of the work area. The correct class of fire extinguishers must be located close enough to the possible hazard and be appropriately maintained.
Workplace risk levels are:
- Light hazard, such as found in an office, school or church;
- Ordinary hazard, where a fire would be of moderate size initially; possible locations would be workshops and retail storage. Stored flammable liquids would not exceed 250 L.
- High hazards areas, where a large fire could break out; warehouses piled high with stored items, woodworking shops and plastic processing plants are examples of high hazard work areas. The quantity of stored flammable liquids would be greater than 250 L.
Fire Extinguisher Types
Australian standards list six classes of portable fire extinguishers. Using the wrong type on a fire could actually make the situation worse. A professional should be brought in to inspect the workplace and recommend the specific type(s) of fire extinguishers and locate them appropriately. Retain professional Fire Services in the Sunshine Coast to inspect and maintain fire equipment.
- Class A: carbonaceous solids, including paper, wood, textiles, rubber and most plastics;
- Class B: flammable and combustible liquids;
- Class C: flammable gases;
- Class D: combustible metals, such as used in laboratories;
- Class E: energized electrical equipment;
- Class F: cooking oil and fats, normally for kitchen use.
Additional Fire Equipment
- Fire blankets are used to wrap a person who is on fire. The blankets should be conveniently located and replaced after each use.
- Emergency signs should be visible at all times.
Fire Safety Training
Sunshine Coast Fire Safety training is necessary for all personnel who would be required to help control or extinguish a fire at work. Emergency response training can make the difference between a small, extinguished fire and an out-of-control inferno. There are training courses available covering such subjects as fire extinguisher training, the duties of a Fire Warden and how to handle spills of hazardous liquid chemicals.
- Sunshine Coast Fire Protection must include an evacuation plan, displayed prominently throughout the workplace.
- A diagram of the workplace must show where the exits are and where the viewer of that copy of the plan is standing in relationship to the exits.
- Practice evacuations should be conducted regularly.
Fire Safety in the Sunshine Coast is a responsibility that cannot be ignored. It’s a continuing responsibility for all those who conduct a business or undertaking. Learn more about the requirements for protecting all of those who are in the workplace. Let us assist you in ensuring your Business is completely Fire Safe according to all Sunshine Coast Laws and Regulations. We can assist with all aspects of Fire Safety from the Supply of Fire Protection Equipment, the Servicing of Such Equipment to Training and the development of Evacuation Plans. We have you covered so contact us today.
*Disclaimer: This article is a guide only. Specific Fire Safety Techniques may vary depending on your equipment and circumstances. Contact us today for Professional Advice.
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