Fire safety

Four important facts about fire blankets

By |2020-03-05T08:21:46+10:00February 29th, 2020|Equipment, Fire safety|

Cover-ups. Two words that usually imply something wrong – not when it comes to stopping fires though. For some flames, the best way to extinguish it is to suffocate it, hence covering it up. That’s what fire blankets do best. So, should a fire blanket be part of your suite of fire safety equipment?

What you need to know: Smoke and heat alarms

By |2019-11-10T18:38:30+10:00August 30th, 2019|Equipment, Fire prevention, Fire safety|

Smoke and heat alarms can be found everywhere since these are considered one of the first line of defense in the event of fire. When it comes to detectors and alarms, there can be so many options when you’re a building manager or owner. Do you have smoke detectors and/or heat detectors in your

Top fire safety resources for building managers

By |2019-11-10T18:39:18+10:00July 30th, 2019|Fire prevention, Fire safety, Useful tips|

As fire safety regulations continue to change, compliance-conscious building managers or owners, like you, are always looking for ways to improve the fire protection of your property. While it’s crucial to arm yourself with a professional fire safety provider, it’s just as vital that you understand the ins and outs of your systems. That’s

What building managers need to know about fire pumps

By |2019-11-10T18:39:51+10:00June 25th, 2019|Equipment, Fire safety, Fire system, Useful tips|

Water remains one of the most effective fire fighting agent. However, without the correct pressure, it will be ineffective at putting out any fire. It’s vital that the flow of water gets a much-needed boost so that it can reach areas affected by fire. That’s why fire pumps are an essential component of any

Five ways to simplify your fire safety inspection

By |2019-04-04T08:44:38+10:00March 28th, 2019|Fire prevention, Fire safety, Fire system, Service|

Although a perennial process, organising and carrying out annual fire safety inspections can require much effort from building managers; however, a misstep could be time-consuming and can cost thousands in penalties, not to mention unhappy tenants.Plus, carrying out inspections is a requirement to secure your AFSS — your primary proof of fire safety compliance.So, how

Smart and safe ways to save on fire protection costs

By |2019-02-25T17:05:02+10:00February 25th, 2019|Fire prevention, Fire safety, Useful tips|

The amount of money spent doesn’t always equate to value gained. It’s true for consumer goods, but also for services. Plus, making smart decisions about how to use funds means investing more resources into growing your business. But should you try to save costs on something as vital as fire protection? After all, lives

What makes an ideal fire safety provider?

By |2019-01-30T05:17:59+10:00January 30th, 2019|Fire prevention, Fire safety, Fire system, Service|

In the world of fire safety, very few features distinguish one service provider from another. If you think about it, most if not all provide the same products and services. How can you be sure you’re working with a provider who offers the best value? The answer matters because fire safety is a considerable

Keep buildings fire-safe during holiday closures

By |2018-12-13T22:14:18+10:00December 13th, 2018|Fire prevention, Fire safety, Useful tips|

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

Debunking 5 popular sprinkler system myths

By |2018-11-19T19:07:45+10:00November 19th, 2018|Equipment, Fire prevention, Fire system, New installation, Service|

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

Fire safety tips for building and facility managers

By |2018-10-24T08:53:11+10:00October 24th, 2018|Buildings, Fire prevention, Fire safety|

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