The summer break is time for relaxing. But did you know, many serious incidents occur during the extended public holiday stretch? In 2015, injuries during the holidays included fairy light-related accidents and burns. Now, those were situations where people were actively involved. What about those that could happen passively? If your office building or
You’ve seen it in movies: the hero sets off the fire sprinklers to cause a diversion, the entire building gets flooded, and he gets away to save the day. Unfortunately, Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong about sprinkler systems. Also, unlike the flicks, fires are real and very serious. Uncontrolled, it could lead
As a busy building or facility manager, attending to more obvious issues, like leaking pipes or damaged carpet, leaves you vulnerable to hidden ones. Fires happen less frequently than other building maintenance issues it’s easy to ignore. However, unlike a leaking pipe, fires take lives. While the importance of fire safety is undeniable, learning
Fire extinguishers can be effective ‘first aid’ tools in stopping a fire. But, incorrect handling can bring tragic results. That’s why it’s important to sort the facts from the myths when it comes to fire extinguishers. It could mean the difference between ‘disaster averted’ or ‘crisis worsened’! Myth 1: All fire extinguishers are
When protecting lives and property, there are no taking chances. Building owners and certifiers want to ensure safe structures. While fire service professionals need a way to guarantee customers that they measure up to the highest standards. That’s why the amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (NSW), is a welcome improvement.
In a world of side-hustles and self-learning, how do you know you’re working with someone you can trust? One way is to choose companies who comply with the highest standards of quality, environmental and workplace safety management. That’s why Global Fire is proud to be certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AS/NZS 4801
They say you can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep. That’s why Global Fire is honoured to get mentioned among the building industry’s best in the Australian National Construction Review (ANCR). The quarterly magazine showcases the very best of Australia’s construction projects. It also highlights how consultants, like Global Fire,
While the threat of fire always exists, winter brings with it specific risks to fire safety. During the colder months, warmth and comfort come in the form of heaters and similar items. It’s no surprise then that in NSW, incidents of fires increase by 10% during winter. Since fires can cause irreparable damage to