Fire & Safety Maintenance Services

Our Services Include:

  • Compliance Reporting: Form3 & Fire Safety Statements

  • Emergency Showers & Eye Wash Stations

  • Evacuation Plans

  • Exit & Emergency Lighting Systems

  • Fire Blankets

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Fire Hose Reels

  • Fire Hydrants & Booster Systems

  • Fire & Smoke Detection Systems

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • Fire Safety Audits

  • Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems

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Essential Safety Provisions – Maintenance

Outdated, faulty or ineffective fire safety equipment can place lives and property at risk in the case of a fire emergency.

That is why it is essential to ensure that your fire safety equipment is regularly tested and maintained and complies with Australian Standards.

Having your fire safety equipment on your premises or throughout your site tested by professional fire technicians will ensure that your fire safety equipment will be functional in a time of need.

Fire System Services fire safety equipment maintenance program involves regularly testing and servicing your fire safety equipment to ensure it will be functioning correctly and comply with the relevant Australian Standards.

As part of Fire System Services maintenance program, our experienced technicians:

  • Test fire safety equipment in accordance with Australian Standards.
  • Repair and replace equipment and components where required.
  • Record all work carried out and issue a certificate of inspection.

Fire System Services offer a full turnkey solution for all Essential Safety Provisions, Fire & Safety maintenance requirements and can assist with:

Compliance Testing Reports

An important provision in Australian Standard AS1851 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment is the need to keep records of the service work carried out as evidence that the systems and equipment are fit to fulfill the intended purpose.

Fire System Services uses an asset management software program called FireMate.

FireMate creates real-time reporting allowing customers to have an understanding of their Essential Safety Provisions within the building.

FireMate custom-built asset management software has been designed around all versions of AS1851 and other state-based legislative requirements.

Delivering automatic compliance reporting, complete asset management, and NCR defect reports and quoting through the simplest workflow possible.

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Firemate Software
24/7 Support That Comes to You

Fire System Services service technicians are on 24-hour standby; ready to undertake emergency repairs to your fire protection systems and products. Our teams are equipped with self-contained vehicles and mobile technology that enables them to deal with most service problems on the spot.

Rapid Response

Fire System Services provides you with a fast and effective response. We have highly trained field staff, so when the heat is on, you can count on us to be there for you.

Minimal Disruption

Our technicians are trained to diagnose faults and reinstate systems as quickly as possible with the least amount of disruption. Our commitment to technical research and development enables our specialist technicians to keep up to date with a wide range of the latest technologies.

Fire & Safety Capabilities

Compliance Reporting

 
Compliance Reporting

With the aid of FireMate asset management system, Fire System Services can assist Companies & Businesses with their requirements for Compliance Reporting with Schedule of Essential Safety Provisions, Form 3 – ESP Maintenance Verification & Annual Fire Safety Statements.

An important provision in Australian Standard AS1851 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment is the need to keep records of the service work carried out as evidence that the systems and equipment are fit to fulfill the intended purpose.

When the service work has been completed for each system and equipment, the consolidated reports for each system and equipment form evidence that the service routine has been satisfactorily completed or that failures have been noted or rectified.

An Annual Fire Safety Statement MUST BE ISSUED EVERY YEAR and includes all the essential Fire Safety Measures (FSM) that apply to a building.

Breathing Apparatus

Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus for escaping out of a fire
Breathing Apparatus

Breathing Apparatus Sets are a life safety device used to provide breathable air in life threatening environments such as fire fighting or entering confined spaces.

The use of Breathing Apparatus should only be preformed by persons trained in the use of Breathing Apparatus Sets.

ELSA Sets are for the use of evacuation out of a life threatening environment. They are not designing for fire fighting applications.

The minimum maintenance requirements for these devices are:

  • yearly mask inspection and test
  • 5 yearly discharge, cylinder test and recharge

Fire System Services can maintain your Breathing Apparatus, including EEBA escape sets.
In addition we can hydrostatic test and refill your air cylinders including all associated Air-Breathing Hoses and Lines & Escape Set hoods.

We are able to service and test the following brands: Drager, 3M Scott, MSA Safety.

Electrical Safety Switchboard Services

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Electrical Safety Switchboard Services

With a dedicated electrical division, we offer distribution board safety testing such as electrical thermography, electrical load testing, and advice and consultation for distribution board upgrades and improvements.

Thermography | Switchboard | Metering Upgrades

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Emergency Showers & Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye Wash Shower Testing
Emergency Showers & Eye Wash Stations

Unfortunately, emergency eyewashes and showers often go unused, so it’s critical to test these devices regularly to help ensure they will function properly in an emergency.

Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimising damage.

Annual Inspections are Necessary

The Australian Standard governing Emergency Showers and Eye Wash Units mandates that all emergency units should be deployed weekly, and most importantly, testing annually as per AS 4775 .

This is the only way to ensure that emergency units remain compliant and operational as front line emergency life-saving equipment.

Fire System Services can add all your emergency showers and eyewash stations into a service run with all of your existing Essential Safety Provisions, fire and safety equipment maintenance.

This will ensure that your equipment will not go unserviced.

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Exit & Emergency Lighting

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Exit & Emergency Lighting

Exit lighting is used to direct people out of a building in an emergency.

Emergency lighting is used to provide lighting for persons exiting the building during a power outage.

Exit & Emergency lighting is required in all commercial buildings over 300 square metres. Emergency lighting should be considered along paths of egress, and any rooms with no access to natural lighting such as male and female amenities.

Once installed, Exit and Emergency Lighting should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • monthly check that the lights operate
  • 6 monthly test to ensure that the lights remain operating for 90 minutes on battery power

Fire System Services offers a full turnkey solution for all of your electrical exit and emergency lighting requirements, From Exit and Emergency lighting systems discharge testing to Distribution Board upgrades such as test timer facility management solutions.

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Evacuation Plans & Egress

Evacuation Plans for building

Evacuation Plans & Egress

Compliance with Australian Standard AS 3745 Emergency Control Organisation and Procedures for Buildings, Structures and Workplaces guarantees compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations. This Standard requires the development of two main documents:

Emergency Plan – a set of procedures that document the response to be taken to a range of foreseeable emergencies such as fire, bomb threat, personal injury, personal threat etc.

Evacuation Diagrams – diagrams displayed at prominent locations that outlines the evacuation paths and summarises the response by staff and visitors when evacuating the workplace.

Fire System Services can develop emergency plans specific to your site.

A3 Signs show Floor Plans and assembly area including locations of exits, fire equipment, and orientation ‘YOU ARE HERE” can be prepared.

Evacuation diagrams and emergency procedure manuals are compliant with the requirements of Australian Standard 3745 Planning for emergencies and facilities and specific regulations in each state and territory.

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Fire Blankets

Fire Blanket for use in a kitchen fire
Fire Blankets

Fire System Services offer fire blanket testing services, as well as advice on how to optimise the safety and accessibility of your blanket.

Fire blankets are perfect for use on class F fires, (involving cooking fats and oils) as well as clothing fires – where a person can be wrapped in the blanket, suffocating the flame.

The blanket works by cutting off the oxygen supply and smothering the fire. A faulty blanket could be difficult to remove from its casing or have a tear that would allow the flow of oxygen through and fuel a flame.

Upon use on a fire Fire Blankets must be disposed of immediately, and a new one obtained.

Once installed fire blankets should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • 6 monthly inspection

Fire Extinguishers

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Portable Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are a first attack fire equipment aimed at extinguishing small fires or containing a fire while an area is being evacuated.

All buildings and work places (including vehicles) are required to have fire extinguishers, as per the Building Code of Australia and Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Once installed fire extinguishers should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • 6 monthly inspection
  • 12 monthly discharge (foam fire extinguishers)
  • 5 yearly discharge, cylinder test and recharge

Fire System Services offers a full-service package to inspect, test, and refill all types and all brands of Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Fire System Services also offers hydrostatic testing of out-of-date Fire Extinguishers, you may send in your fire extinguishers to our workshop for testing and refilling. For our field service, our technicians offer a Swap & Go service replacing like for like.

Fire System Services assists Customers who are mindful of their greenhouse footprint,  by offering to swap out expired fire extinguishers with retested furbished fire extinguishers, eliminating the requirement of sending out of date fire extinguishers to landfill.

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Fire Hose Reels, Fire Hydrants & Boosters

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Fire Hose Reels,  Fire Hydrants & Boosters

Fire Hose Reels

Fire hose reels are first attack fire equipment used to supplement fire extinguishers. They are designed to be used to extinguish a small wood/paper based fire or to contain a fire while an area is evacuated.

They should not be used on fires involving electricity, cooking fats or petrol/oil.

South Australian regulations typically only require fire hose reels to be installed in buildings greater than 500 square metres.

Fire hose reels should be located within 4 metres of an exit from the building and be no further than 40 metres from any part of the building.

Once installed fire hose reels should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • 6 monthly test
  • Annual test where the hose is fully unwound.

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are used to supply water to the Fire Service if they are fighting a fire on your site.

South Australian regulations typically only require fire hydrants to be installed in buildings where there is insufficient coverage from street fire hydrants or where the building area is greater than 500 square metres.

Once installed fire hydrants should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • monthly inspection for damage and that the hydrant is clear of obstructions
  • annual test for the presence of water
  • 3 yearly overhaul and flow test to ensure that there is adequate water flow for firefighting purposes
  • 6 yearly pressure test to ensure that the pipework is sound and will not leak when being used by the fire service

Fire System Services offers services for all types of Fire Hose Reels, Fire Hydrant & Booster Installations.

Including Unassisted and Assisted flow testing, Fire Hydrant Booster Overhauls & Fire Hydrant Systems Hydrostatic Pressure Tests.

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Fire & Smoke Detection Systems

Man Testing Fire Alarm System
Early Warning Fire Detection Systems

A fire alarm (or fire indicator) panel is an early detection and warning system design to communicate warning and evacuation directions to occupants at the detection of a fire.

Once installed, Evacuation and Occupant Warning Systems should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • monthly test of the WIPs’, alarm and evacuation tones
  • annual test of a sample of areas to confirm that the sound levels are adequate
  • Annual test of a sample of the fire detection devices to confirm operation

Fire System Services can service all types of fire alarm systems from Conventional to Addressable analog systems to Aspiration Smoke Detection systems.

The company can also provide advice for systems improvements to allow for building upgrades or expansions.

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Fire Sprinkler Systems

Man Testing Fire Sprinkler System
Wet Systems – Fire Sprinklers & Wall Wetting Systems

Fire Sprinkler Systems are designed to automatically contain and extinguish a fire. When the heat from the fire gets to a certain temperature the fire sprinkler heads operate spraying water over the fire.

The operation of the fire sprinkler system typically activates a fire alarm and evacuation system to alert the occupants of the building. In most cases the Fire Service are automatically advised of the activation of the sprinkler system.

South Australian regulations may require a Fire Sprinkler System to be installed in buildings where the building is greater than 2,000 square metres.

Once installed a Fire Sprinkler System should be regularly maintained. The minimum maintenance requirements as documented in South Australian legislation and regulations are:

  • Weekly test to ensure that each sprinkler system will go into alarm
  • Annual test to ensure that there is adequate water supply for the sprinkler system.

Fire System Services offers services for all types of wet fire sprinkler systems, including wall wetting systems.

In addition, we can perform other wet system maintenance such as annubar flow tests, pump systems maintenance and overhauls.

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Fire Suppression Systems - Aerosol & Gaseous

Man Liquid Level Testing Fire Cylinders
Fire Suppression Systems – Aerosol & Gaseous

Fire System Services offers maintenance and testing on all sorts of gaseous fire suppression systems and cylinders. Performing services such as gas pipe flow testing, cylinder liquid level testing, cylinder hydrostatic pressure testing and refills.

Certified service agents and disturbers for FirePro and Stat-X Aerosol Fire Suppression Systems and we can service and maintain various assets from Marine, Vehicles, Building Infrastructure.

Refill After a Release

If your Gaseous fire suppression system has been released call Fire System Services for an emergency service refill.

We can hydro test and refill most fire suppression agents and are on call to get you back up and running with limited downtime.

You can simply deliver the cylinders to us at our facility or we can send our technicians to disconnect and transport your cylinders and we will take care of the whole process and get you back up and running in no time.

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