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Is Your Building Equipped With Efficient Fire Safety Devices

by Eagle Fire Protection Owner
Fire can be really destructive and if not contained or eliminated in time, it can destroy literally anything within a matter of few minutes. There are many reasons for fire to break out and most of them are due to human ignorance and mistakes which often prove costly in terms of both materialistic and human loss. Considering the massive destruction fire can cause, it has become inevitable to have an effective automatic fire protection Sydney in place at both residential and commercial buildings.

There are many types of fire prevention and fire fighting devices and equipment that are available in the market today. Interested people can choose from a range of fire safety devices as per their own budget. Fire doors are important as they help to contain the spread of smoke and flames in case of fire break out. People may not be aware but these fire doors are not only sturdy but also provide a tough protection against high temperature of flames and give the occupants of a building enough time to escape to a safer place.

However, they should be properly maintained at regular intervals to ensure that they are in optimal condition to face fire. There are many licensed suppliers that sell fire doors and consumers are advised to not to buy fire doors from just about any store but only those that are certified. Fire doors are installed only after a thoughtful and careful consultation and inspection with the local fire bodies and independent fire protection service agency. Construction professionals also have a huge role to play in determining the installation of a good-quality fire doors.

The type of door that is to be installed would always refer to as to what the construction engineers and the building code inspectors have specified. Larger the area, the more protection would be required in terms of time and vice versa. Some areas would only require 30 minutes protection from a fire door, so the building owner should look for an FD30 specification on the door. You should also coordinate with the building contractors and relevant agencies when and if you are looking to replace your existing fire door. It is also important for the building owners to have an annual fire safety statement made by a reputable and reliable fire protection agency for overall annual assessment of the building's fire prevention system.

Annual fire safety statement is prepared after every 12 months, which is then forwarded to Council, and to the local fire brigade. It must state that a well-qualified and knowledgeable person has inspected and assessed the fire prevention and maintenance system as well as safety measures put in place in the building. It is also confirmed whether the measures can perform to the Australian standard. This copy must also be displayed prominently in the building. If the building owner does not have an annual fire safety statement, escalating cumulative weekly penalty notices are applied for this offence.

Coming to conclusion, it is the sole responsibility of the building owner to ensure that the building has an efficient fire prevention and safety system in place with all working components.

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