When buying fire protection Adelaide businesses can choose from several types of safety equipment providers – but not all are the same. Before selecting a provider for fire protection and safety equipment it is best to make sure that provider is the right fit for your particular business.
There are several key items regarding fire protection Adelaide businesses should review before making a final decision on a fire protection equipment provider:
Knowledge – does the provider understand your business and the areas that are to be protected? Does the provider take time to assess your business needs?
Regulations and standards – is the provider familiar with OH&S regulations and the Australian Standard (AS) 2444? It is critical for businesses to adhere to these guidelines, and the provider should be fully versed in this area.
Assessing risk – your provider should carefully review the areas that will require some form of fire safety equipment, and clearly understand the levels of risks that reside in those areas. For example an area that has oxygen tanks or other gases may require fire extinguisher coverage different than a storage room filled with paper and boxes.
Installation – proper installation and location of fire protection can vary greatly. Your provider should suggest options for installation of extinguishers including brackets, signs, cabinets or enclosures.
Operators – the provider of fire safety equipment should enquire about the competence of the people who will be operating the devices and help your business to choose a fire extinguisher that would be best based on operator competency.
Maintenance – does the provider perform routine maintenance, inspection and charging of the fire extinguishers after they are installed? How will a maintenance schedule be carried out in coordination with your business?
Frequency – depending on the environment, some fire extinguishers may require more frequent charges or inspections to make sure they will function properly if they are ever needed in a fire emergency.
Numbers – the amount and location of fire protection equipment will be different for every type of facility or area. AS2444 standards clearly outline how far away devices should be from each other in order to provide the best coverage.
Adelaide businesses need quality fire protection and safety equipment providers that have the experience and skills to make sure the right devices are purchased and installed properly. FireSafe Services has a team of experts that are ready to help businesses choose the right equipment and make sure your employees are trained and prepared to handle fire emergencies if any should occur.
Via: Fire Safe Services