During fire extinguisher inspections, Flame Control Industries will check for cracks or imperfections in the cylinder lining, as well as any corrosion that might indicate the need for a replacement cylinder. Your local fire safety technician will perform thorough inspection and testing procedures according to the current Australian standards.
According to the AS1851, fire extinguisher test and refill services should occur at the following intervals:
- All portable and wheeled fire extinguishers need to be tested every 6 months.
- Pressure testing and refills should be carried out at least once every 5 years.
Fire hose reels are connected to a water supply and are designed for use against wood or paper fuelled fires. They must only be used when an area is evacuated, and never used on fires involving electricity, cooking fats, or petrol/oil. Reels should only be utilised as an initial measure.
According to the AS1851, specific fire hose reel testing needs to be performed every 6 months.
Your technician will check for the following:
- Operating Instructions
- Testing parts: Nozzle interlock, Swing arm, Unwind
- Record Label
Fire Hydrants exist to protect life and property from the perils of fire. The fire brigade uses the hydrants as the main source of water when fighting fires and it’s very important to keep them always in great condition
According to the AS1851, every 6 months your fire hydrants need to be inspected and a flow test performed yearly. Every 5 years the hydrant valves need to be overhauled or replaced.
Emergency And Exit Lighting
Emergency and exit lights work in the event of a power outage and are essential to any safe evacuation.
According to the AS1851, emergency and exit lighting need to be inspected every 6 months.
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Alarms & Warning Systems are designed to detect and warn people through visual and audio methods. A fire alarm system may be activated by way of smoke detectors, heat detectors or manual call points. Alarm and warning systems can also be manually activated in the event of other un-related fire emergencies to help co-ordinate an evacuation of the building.
Some fire alarm systems are designed to call the Fire Brigade while others are a local alarm only. If your alarm panel has an Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE) installed, this will contact the fire brigade.
According to the AS1851, Fire alarm systems must be inspected and tested every month, 6 monthly, Annually and every 5 years.
Fire Doors are designed to prevent the spread of a fire. As fire doors can buy much needed time in an emergency, it’s important that they are maintained and serviced regularly.
According to the AS1851, Fire doors are serviced every 6 or 12 months depending on the traffic of the business.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Sprinklers are activated by hot air. Most sprinklers contain a glass bulb with liquid that expands when it comes into contact with heat; this causes the glass to shatter and triggers the sprinkler system.
This automated system has the capability of dousing large areas at once without the need for staff to enter the area.
According to the AS1851, sprinkler systems require a monthly, 6 monthly and annual service.
Pumps are designed to boost the hydrants water pressure if the main source is insufficient.
According to the AS1851, pumps are serviced and tested monthly, 6 monthly and annually.
Mobile Fire Suppression
Heat, flammable liquids and electrical components in an enclosed engine compartment can pose a significant fire risk. An accident, ruptured fuel or hydraulic line or even a faulty part can result in a serious emergency.
According to AS5062, Mobile fire suppression systems require 6 monthly, Annually and 5 yearly inspections.