Canberra Fire Extinguishers – Essential for Businesses

Every Australian business deserves to be protected. The same is true of anyone who steps on or into a business property whether they be employee, customer, or any other visitor. This protection does not have to be complicated or time consuming, but it does have to be done. Businesses are not allowed to operate that do not follow a strict code set by the nation’s leaders of commerce. Canberra Fire Extinguishers are safety products required for businesses if they have combustibles of any kind housed in the business location. Risks are evaluated as light, ordinary or high and dictate what type of extinguisher is necessary for adequate protection. This compliance is insured by having competent and well-trained professionals install and maintain the fire extinguishers so they are always ready for an emergency.

Fire Extinguishing Testing Services

Before a business can be opened to the public, an inspection must be done by the fire authorities of the community. These professionals assess the needs of the business, the type of business and put forth a list of safety measures that must be followed or face the consequence of fines or even closure. They decide the perfect placement of the fire extinguishers for the best protection possible. It is required by law that Fire Extinguisher Maintenance be performed regularly. This means that a qualified individual visit and actually test the device to ensure that it is working properly. If the device has been used, they refill or replace accordingly. All parts and contents must be genuine to the manufacturer and only replaced by those in authority as stated and regulated by the Australian Standards. Fire Extinguisher Servicing can help lessen the loss of life and livelihood in the event of a disastrous fire.

Types of Fire Extinguishers

The contents of all extinguishers are not created equal. Some are formulated for businesses that may have dangerous materials on hand that a lesser model cannot put out. When there is a grease fire, for example, the wrong kind firefighting agent can actually exasperate the situation. Imagine the horror of thinking the fire will be put out by using an extinguisher and the realization that the very use is making the fire worse. Another misconception is that by adhering the the Australian safety standardsfor portable fire equipment that one ensures the safety of his business. Standards are set to the minimum and there is always room for improvement and more safety. This is another reason that professionals should tour the workplace. It is often thought that an old extinguisher is dangerous to discard. This is not true, quite the contrary, the contents of a fire extinguisher is actually good for the garden. The extinguisher filled with Mono Ammonium Phosphate is a good fertilizer and the actual application can give first hand use which can be helpful in the event of a true emergency.

Consult a Fire Safety Professional

Professionals trained with the Australian Standards for fire safety should be called before any new businesses opens its doors. They will do a complete walk through to determine the placement and kind of Fire Extinguishers in Canberra needed. They will also guide the business owners on other matters of safety such as developing an escape route and the placement of smoke detectors and alarm systems. While these are mandatory rules for a business, it also shows the public that the business owner cares about their employees, their safety, and there livelihood. Everyone feels better and wants to patronize a place that goes above and beyond normal safety measures. Shoppers are much more likely to stay in a building they feel secure in than one who does not show much of a safety effort. Abiding by the rules and going the extra mile will increase sales and make for a good reputation.

If you need assistance with the supply, installation and Fire Extinguisher advice, contact FCF Fire and Electrical Today.