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Fire Hose Reels

Fire hose reels are an essential primary fire fighting device required to be installed within a building depending on its size and classification. Fire hose reels, when required, are located to provide complete building coverage and a controlled continuous supply of water to combat a fire.

Installed to AS2441-2005

We can install a single hose reel or a hose reel system.

See Our Projects for some of the installations we have completed.

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • When connected to a street fed fire service, fire hose reels should only be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • Hose reels shall be connected to a dedicated fire service.
  • Fire service shall be no less than DN25.
  • Hose reels shall be sited within 4m of an exit in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
  • If additional hose reels are required for coverage, they shall be sited along the normal path of travel to an exit.
  • All points of the floor shall be within the arc of the hose length + 4m (hose stream).
  • The hose reel assembly shall be compliant with AS 1221-1991.
  • A minimum radial clearance 100mm around the hose reel.
  • Stop valve height shall be 1,000mm +/- 100mm.
  • Centre of hub shall be between 1,400mm & 2,400mm from finished floor level (FFL).
  • Minimum flow rate 0.33 L/s for a 19mm hose.
  • Any valve that can isolate fire water shall be padlocked in the open position and marked with a compliant tag.
  • A sign is only required if the hose reel is installed in a cupboard, cabinet, recess or in an obscure location.
  • Fire hose reel instructions shall be clearly visible.

Maintained to AS1851-2012

We provide fire hose reel servicing to ensure your safety and compliance. Having your fire hose reel serviced ensures that it is always fit for purpose and identifies any faults or misuse that could reduce its effectiveness.

Fire hose reel servicing is carried out in accordance with standards by our fully qualified technicians. Repairs to fire hose reels are carried out when required and we carry a range of spare parts. We always have hose reels in stock should any require complete replacement.

Frequency is 6 monthly and 12 monthly and a flow test conducted on the annual service.

Maintenance tags are stamped to reflect the date and level of service carried out and a report is emailed to the site contact.

Contact us today to discuss your fire hose reel requirements.

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are an essential secondary fire fighting device required to be installed around a building depending on its size and classification. Fire hydrants, when required, are located to provide complete building coverage and a controlled supply of water to either feed a DFES appliance or combat a fire directly via lay flat hoses and branch pipes.

Installed to AS2419.1-2005 (Yes DFES are still approving to 2005)

We can install a single hydrant or an entire hydrant system.

See Our Projects for some of the installations we have completed.

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • When connected to a street fed fire service, fire hydrants should only be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • Fire hydrants shall be connected to a dedicated fire service.
  • Fire service shall be no less than DN100.
  • Fire hydrants shall be sited at least 10m from a building, unless safeguarded by construction.
  • Fire hydrants shall be sited at least 10m from the SMSB, DB’s, transformers, LPG tanks or combustible storage.
  • Hydrant systems can be ‘feed’ or ‘attack’.
  • The hydrant valve assembly shall be compliant with AS 2419.2-2009
  • External hydrants shall be dual head.
  • All points of the floor shall be within the arc of 60m +10m (hose stream).
  • Minimum feed hydrant flow rate 10L/s @ 200kPa from each of the number of hydrants required to flow simultaneously.
  • Minimum attack hydrant flow rate 5L/s @ 700kPa from each of the number of hydrants required to flow simultaneously or 10L/s @ 700kPa when boosted by a DFES appliance.
  • Fire hydrant outlet height shall be between 750mm and 1,200mm.
  • Fire hydrant systems that incorporate a booster shall have a correctly orientated, compliant block plan installed in the booster cabinet.
  • Additional block plans shall be installed in the fire pump room and fire control room.

For information on compliant block plans click here.

Maintained to AS1851-2012

We provide fire hydrant servicing to ensure your safety and compliance. Having your fire hydrants serviced and tested is essential. As fire hydrant systems are used by DFES, it is vital that they are maintained and tested to standards.

All of our fire hydrant testing is carried out in accordance with standards by our technicians. Repairs to fire hydrants can be carried out when required and we carry a range of spare parts. We offer an emergency call out service, should a hydrant ever be damaged or run over.

Maintenance tags are stamped to reflect the date and level of service carried out and a report is emailed to the site contact.

Note: Fire hydrant systems that incorporate a booster are required to have a block plan and a notice of boost (working) and test pressures. This vital part of the system is all too often overlooked. We can develop, draw, engrave and install if required.

Frequency is 6 monthly, 12 monthly and 5 yearly.

A flow test conducted on the annual service. This test is conducted using a flow tube(s). Both the flow (L/s) and pressure (kPa) are recorded to ensure you are meeting minimum design flow requirements. Readings are taken from the most disadvantaged hydrant.

The 5 Yearly is performed by our specialist fire plumbers.

Hydrant valves are overhauled.

Booster inlets overhauled (for systems that incorporate a booster).

Fire hydrant system hydrostatic test – conducted after overhauls are complete.

Hydraulic loss test. This test requires the use of a fire appliance.

Maintenance tags are stamped to reflect the date and level of service carried out and a report is emailed to the site contact.

Contact us today to discuss your fire hydrant requirements.

Fire Extinguishers & Blankets

A fire extinguisher is a portable device for the purpose of extinguishing a fire. They are effective only for the type and size of a fire that it is rated for.

Fire extinguishers are provided as "first attack" units in fire fighting and should be used only in early stages of fire before the fire grows to a point that is beyond the capacity of the extinguisher.

Question: Are fire extinguishers mandatory?

Short answer: Yes

The fire safety requirements for businesses in Western Australia are set out in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (WA). Specifically, the obligations for fire extinguishers and fire blankets are set out at regulation 3.9(1).

Regulation 3.9(1) incorporates Australian Standard 2444.

Installed to AS2444-2001

We can select, locate and install your fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

The most common classes of fire are:

Although much less common, there are also class D fires which involve combustible metals such as magnesium, titanium or Potassium. Knowing how to deal with them safely is important. While most Class D fires need extreme heat to ignite, once the fire has started it can spread very quickly, which can make them very dangerous. Specialised extinguishers are available for this risk.

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • Identify the risk and select the appropriate extinguisher(s).
  • Ensure correct travel distances are met.
  • Extinguishers shall be sited adjacent to an exit or along the normal path of travel to an exit.
  • Extinguishers sited to protect switchboards or deep fryers (cooking oils and fats) shall be no closer than 2m and no further than 20m from the hazard.
  • Considerations should be given to the type of fixings required.
  • Extinguishers shall be installed with the base no less than 100mm from finished floor level (FFL) and the operating lever no more than 1,200mm. This can be varied if there is a possibility of dislodgement provided accessibility is maintained.
  • Location sign(s) shall be mounted at least 2m high and visible from all approach angles.
  • A single location sign can be installed above multiple extinguishers in the one location.
  • Where ambient temperatures are less than 5˚C and greater than 50˚C the extinguisher shall be thermally protected.
  • Each fire blanket shall be located in a conspicuous and readily accessible position.
  • If adult clothing fires are considered part of the risk, a blanket size of at least 1.2 x 1.8m shall be selected.

Maintained to AS1851-2012

Fire extinguishers and fire blankets are vital to an initial response, so it is important that they work and are fully operational and safe to use.

We service the following types of extinguishers:

  • Foam(stored pressure)
  • Water(stored pressure)
  • Wet chemical
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Dry chemical powder
  • Class D fire extinguishers

Frequency is 6 monthly, 12 monthly, 3 yearly (pressure test if in an aggressive environment), 3 yearly discharge for water (stored pressure) extinguishers with inhibitor and 5 yearly.

  • Foam (stored pressure) extinguishers are required to be discharged annually.

[see Item 2.3(a) of Table 10.4.2]

  • Water (stored pressure) extinguishers with inhibitor are required to be refilled 3 yearly. (Perth and Adelaide only, see clause 10.2.5)

[see Item 2.3(b) of Table 10.4.2]

 

Fire blankets should be inspected every 6 months and stamped with a level 1 only. Our technicians inspect the fire blanket’s location, accessibility, signage, container/ instructions as well as the fire blanket itself. If a fire blanket is used, it shall be replaced, as blankets are single use disposable items.

Maintenance tags are stamped to reflect the date and level of service carried out and a report is emailed to the site contact.

Contact us today to discuss your fire extinguisher requirements.

Fire Detection & Alarm System s

              

A Fire Detection & Alarm System is a core system in almost all commercial buildings and is crucial to maintaining the safety of people and property. Fire alarm panels are activated in different ways. They may consist of smoke detectors, heat detectors, flame detectors and manual call points. Upon the activation of an alarm, the system will activate and tones and sirens will commence, directing the occupants of a building to evacuate. Fire Panels should be linked to a Direct Brigade Alarm (DBA) which contacts Fire and Emergency Services or a monitoring agent of your choice. For information on DBA's click here.

Installed to AS 1670.4-2018

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • Risk assessment carried out.
  • Fire and smoke modelling may be required.
  • Design by qualified fire engineer.
  • C6 form submitted to DFES.
  • To veiw a C6 Form click here.
  • Install the fire detection and alarm system as per specification and AS 1670.4-2018.
  • Compliant block plan displayed at FIP.

Maintained to AS1851-2012

Testing is important to ensure these systems work in accordance with their design specifications and minimise the chance of false alarms.

Frequency is Monthly, 6 monthly, 12 monthly & 5 yearly.

Our experienced technicians will test your system in accordance with standards, fill out the log book and report any defects.

Contact us today to discuss your fire detection & alarm system requirements.

Emergency & Exit Lights

     

‘Emergency lighting’ has an internal battery that provides illumination even when mains power is out and includes emergency escape lighting and illuminated emergency exit signs to provide safe egress from a building.

Installed to 2293.1-2018

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

Exit Signs

Section E4.5 of the Building Code ‘Exit Signs’ requires that an exit sign:

  • Must be clearly visible to persons approaching the exit.
  • Must be installed on, above or adjacent to each door providing direct egress from a storey to an enclosed or external stairway, passageway or ramp serving as a required exit; and on, above or adjacent to a door to an external access balcony leading to a required exit.
  • Must be positioned above or adjacent to each door from an enclosed stairway, passageway or ramp at every level of discharge to a road or open space.
  • Must be at any door serving as, or forming part of, a required exit in a storey required to be provided with emergency lighting in accordance with section E4.2 of the building code, which sets out requirements for emergency lighting.

Emergency Lighting

  • If the exit from any room does not open onto a space which has adequate natural light in the event of an emergency, then emergency lighting would be required.
  • Emergency lighting & exit signs shall be connected to a dedicated circuit.

Maintained to 2293.2-2019

Standards require emergency and exit lighting is to be tested for the following:

  • Identify type of emergency light.
  • Maintained - a maintained emergency light is continuously on and when the power fails it switches to a battery powered emergency output.
  • Non-maintained - a non-maintained emergency light is not normally lit and activates only when the power fails.
  • Sustained - a sustained emergency light has two lamps: one lamp is powered by the 240V mains and the other lamp is activated only when the power fails.
  • Check all lighting is operational under mains power.
  • 90 minute mains power loss test.
  • Identify any battery powered globe failures.
  • Identify any emergency lighting that fails to operate for less than 90 minutes.
  • Clean luminary on 12 monthly test.

Frequency is 6 monthly and 12 monthly.

Our experienced technicians will test your system in accordance with standards, fill out the log book and report any defects.

Contact us today to discuss your emergency lighting and exit sign requirements.

Fire Pumps and Tanks

              

Fire pumps and tanks are required when the reticulated street main (or in some cases where there is no street main) is unable to meet the design flow rate of a hydrant system.

The pumps are controlled by pressure sensors. When a fire fighter opens a hydrant, a sprinkler activates or a hose reel is used, water is released and the pressure drops. The pressure sensors will detect this drop and automatically start the duty fire pump. The only way to switch off a fire pump is for a fire fighter to do this manually in the pump room.

Installed to AS 2941-2002 & AS2304-2011

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • Determine the design flow rate of the hydrant system.
  • Select the appropriate fire pump set to meet the design flow rate while factoring in the hydraulic loss of the hydrant system.
  • Determine the infill rate for the water storage tanks.
  • Select the appropriate size tanks to provide a minimum 4 hour water supply.
  • Ensure a 1m clearance around the fire pump set.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Remote start fitted to booster cabinet.
  • Tank level indicator (if required) fitted to booster cabinet.
  • All alarms monitored on a continuous basis.
  • Storz suction line minimum DN150.

Maintained to AS1851-2012      

As these systems are for the exclusive use of DFES it is vital they are maintained to standards.

We highly recommend fire pumps be monitored.

Unmonitored fire pumps will run to destruction.

We have our own monitoring service if required.

Our experienced technicians will test your pump in accordance with standards, fill out the log book and report any defects.

Frequency is Monthly, 6 monthly, 12 monthly, 5 yearly & 10 yearly (tanks).

Note: For fire hose reel pump sets only the 6 monthly test shall apply.

Contact us today to discuss your fire hydrant requirements.

Pre-Engineered Foam Fire Suppression Systems

Pre-engineered foam fire suppression systems are versatile, cost effective and designed to handle extreme operating conditions. Strategically positioned spray nozzles achieve fast and effective fire suppression by directing high velocity foam spray onto a pre-determined fire hazard area.

Installed to AS 5062-2021

Key points to ensure a compliant installation.

  • Risk assessment carried out.
  • Determine the number, capacity and location of cylinders.
  • Determine agent type.
  • Environmental Impacts.
  • Determine detection type.
  • Determine actuation methods.
  • Shutdown and time delays.

Maintained to AS 5062-2021

It is vital these systems are maintained to standards. Servicing is carried out in accordance with standards by our fully qualified technicians at your premises.

Frequency is 6 monthly, 12 monthly & 5 yearly.

Maintenance tags are stamped to reflect the date and level of service carried out and a report is left with the site contact.

Contact us today to discuss your pre-engineered foam fire suppression system requirements.

 


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