The main goal in achieving full fire protection in existing Canberra resorts should be to reduce the risk of fire breaking out, and in case a fire does break out prevent the spread of flames and smoke, ensure that the occupants can be evacuated safely, and enable the emergency service to take action. The safety of guests as well as of personnel is of paramount importance, thus as a resort owner, it is essential to invest in a comprehensive and effective fire safety system.
In Australia, the law, in regards to fire safety, states that resort proprietors are required to go along with the same building fire safety laws as almost all business organizations. These establishments need to issue a fire safety policy for their workers and maintain compliance. As a resort owner, to achieve full fire protection ensure that fire safety system and emergency equipment are properly installed, professionally maintained, and regularly inspected throughout the building. These include:
Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Requirements
Sprinkler systems are installed in the ceilings of all rooms, corridors, and interior spaces. The systems distribute water once a fire is detected in a given space. The systems are connected to an alarm system that generates an alert to notify all occupants of the presence of a fire.
The alarm systems and smoke detectors are situated throughout the building. Once a fire or smoke is detected, these systems alert fire rescue authorities. All fire safety devices that are connected to these alarm systems perform the task for which they are designed immediately. They reduce the impact of the fire by decreasing the severity of property damage and protecting the occupants against injuries.
Fire Extinguishers and Placement
According to Australian regulations, fire extinguishers must be placed inside all rooms. The extinguishers must be appropriate for paper-related fires. They must possess tags that identify all steps for using the extinguishers. They must be placed in areas where they are visible to occupants at all times.
Additionally, fire extinguishers must be present in all kitchen areas, corridors, and any areas in or nearby occupied spaces. The resort owner must acquire the appropriate fire extinguisher types appropriate for these areas. They must be based on the type of fire that is most probable for these areas. For example, if the resort has an on-site kitchen for breakfast preparation, they need an extinguisher that puts out grease or oil-based fires. All extinguishers must be tested on a monthly basis according to Fire Safety regulations.
Designated Escape Routes
The resort owner is required to post maps for all designated fire escape routes. These maps must appear in all guest rooms, corridors, and exit or entrance ways. The resort staff must know these routes to aid occupants in the event of a fire.
Installing Fire Exits and Emergency Doors
The owner must install lighted fire exit signs throughout the resort. They must be positioned in all corridors to guide guests to safety. Additionally, the resort must have emergency doors near these signs to aid guests when escaping a fire.
Employee Fire Safety Training
All employees must attend fire safety training. The training course informs them of all fire safety regulations and compliance requirements. It presents them with the motel’s fire safety policy and plans. They learn about fire safety devices and escape plans that they will need in the event of a fire.
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