July 4, 2022
Early fire detection is crucial to the safety of building occupants and minimising damage to the property and surrounding properties. Fire detection and alarm systems help to warn building occupants about imminent danger and give them time to escape to safety. Without these systems in place, occupants might only become aware of a fire when it is too late to act.
There are lots of hazards that can cause fires, such as electrical faults, candles, heaters, and gas leaks. While you can’t always control the cause of a fire, you can help to reduce the effects by ensuring you have fire detection and alarm systems in place to detect the first signs of fire.
The safety of employees, customers, and visitors is a major priority for business owners. Ensuring that you have an up-to-date system in place will help you protect yourself and the people around you.
Along with the installation and maintenance of your fire safety system, as a business owner you will need to ensure that your employees are trained in how to respond in fire emergencies.
Secondary to the safety of human life, business owners will want to protect their property from damage or loss in the event of a fire. Fire detection and alarm systems can give people the chance to minimise or extinguish the fire before it causes serious damage. This can help to protect business assets and reduce impact on the business.
Automatic fire detection and alarm systems can alert you sooner to a fire and allow you to respond faster. This can help you put out or control the fire, or give you more time to evacuate the premises. Early detection and response is critical to reducing the risk to life in the event of a fire. This is why it’s important for businesses to have a comprehensive fire safety system in place.
Automatic systems work autonomously, activating without anyone needing to operate the system. This means that businesses don’t need to worry about their system, except from ensuring that it gets regular testing and maintenance from the fire safety professional.
When activated, these systems are user friendly and easy for everyone to respond to. Having an automatic fire detection and alarm system is the easiest way to help keep your business and workplace safe in the event of a fire.
Businesses have a duty of care to their employees and need to provide a safe workplace environment. Part of this is ensuring that the workplace is compliant with fire safety regulations specific to your building type and business. Having a fire detection and alarm system in place in your business is critical for safety compliance, as well as critical to the health and safety of your employees and customers.
You can find out more about fire standards and regulations here.
On top of installing automated fire detection and alarm systems in their premises, businesses are also required to service and maintain these systems to remain compliant.
Fire detection and alarm systems are required to be tested on a regular monthly, 6 monthly & annual basis in accordance with Australian Standard 1851-2012.
During fire detection testing, a fire safety technician will test and service all connected fire detection and alarm systems, and can also maintain the other fire safety equipment on the premises, including fire extinguishers, hydrants and fire hose reels, and emergency exit lighting.
Brisbane Fire Services specialise in supplying, installing and servicing fire alarm systems in Queensland, according to current regulations and all of your individual needs. We also specialise in a wide range of fire extinguishers, fire hydrants and hose reels for commercial businesses.
As part of our services, we can help your business and your staff by providing evacuation and fire equipment training to ensure everyone is trained and prepared to handle fire emergency situations.
Service and maintenance is required by law to ensure your fire detection and alarm system remains in working order. Our experienced technicians provide regular tests for all of your fire safety equipment to ensure you are always in accordance with state-specific and Australian standards and regulations. You don’t have to worry about any testing, as we manage the process from start to finish.
If you need an experienced team handling your fire safety and alarm systems, get in touch with us today by calling 0499 198 427 or contacting us online here.