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New Legislation around Smoke Alarms

New smoke alarm legislation is on the horizon – and the laws relating to owner-occupied dwellings is a but different from leased dwellings. Here’s a summary: Owner occupied dwellings (from Jan 2017) All existing private homes, townhouses and units will… Read more »

Fire Extinguishers in Commercial Vehicles

This is a commonly asked question and the answer is very easy to find, when you know where to look. Australian Standard 2444-2001 – Section 5 Selection and Distribution of Portable Fire Extinguishers in vehicles and small craft. 5.4 Selection… Read more »

How to read a Fire Extinguisher Tag?

To check if the fire equipment is due to be serviced in your workplace, the best place to start is by checking the Date Tag. The Date Tag is located on the Extinguisher Australian Standard 1851 – 2012 states the… Read more »

Is your smoke alarm beeping?

Is your smoke alarm beeping? It could be your battery needs replacing or maybe your alarm needs a clean. Smoke alarms are actually designed to beep so as to make you aware that they need to be maintained, so don’t… Read more »

What size fire extinguisher should you have in your commercial vehicle?

This is a commonly asked question and the answer is very easy to find, when you know where to look. Australian Standard 2444-2001 – Section 5 Selection and Distribution of Portable Fire Extinguishers in vehicles and small craft. 5.4 Selection… Read more »