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Bring Value to Your Establishments with Safer Buildings to Protect Lives and Property from Fire

by Leonard Hill Fire Engineering Consultancy

Of all the responsibilities facing a business, residential or industrial establishment, keeping people and property safe from the dangers of fire is among the greatest. A fire can happen at any time and any place. You can expect a fire at any structure whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. Therefore, you need to ensure that proper and well-functioning fire detection, prevention and suppression systems are in place within your premises.

Buildings are often designed to comply with standard regulations, and for most buildings in Australia, this is often the simplest approach. On the other hand, a code-compliant solution can severely restrict freedom for the design. However, fire protection engineering services can be used to achieve a building’s architectural design aspirations, commercial objectives while maintaining higher standards of fire safety. Fire protection engineering is the practice of applying engineering principles from mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical disciplines related to fire dynamics concerning the protection of life, property and surroundings.

Addressing issues of structural integrity, safety and compliance

Omnii’s fire protection engineering services can help you achieve complete compliance as well as many other benefits. Among the benefits are greater freedom for the use of material, design flexibility and open-plan arrangements, reduced staircase and exit requirements, and maximising use and performance of fire safety systems. Beyond the aesthetic design of a building, fire protection engineering services must also consider other aspects such as structural integrity, costs, fire safety and compliance, and sustainability.

The discipline of fire protection engineering services requires rigorous mastery of all aspects of fire codes, fire protection engineering, security system design, and emergency planning. It ensures that the magnitude of damage by fire can be minimised when the structures are designed, constructed, equipped, maintained and operated in a code-compliant manner based on deliberations with expert fire safety consultants.

Engage fire safety consultants at an early stage of your project

Engaging fire safety consultants and fire protection engineering services at an early stage will allow for mechanical smoke ventilation systems to be specified and employed. Combined with customised and intelligent fire strategies, fire protection engineering services allow for the creation of larger- sized rooms and extended travel distance for the fire. By adopting an engineered approach, fire protection engineering services can suggest possible methods of overcoming fire safety issues within a design as it is being created. It can also incorporate fire safety within the holistic building design.

Why fire protection audit is important for your building?

A fire safety audit is an examination of your premises and relevant documents by fire safety consultants. This covers how your premises are being managed with regards to safety. It may involve the inspection of below but is not limited to:

·         A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment

·         Emergency plans for premises

·         Action plans related to any significant findings of the fire risk assessment

·         Fire detection and warning systems

·         Sprinkler, water mist ventilation systems

·         System interfaces for fire doors and fire shutters

·         Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) and evidence of a fire maintenance checklist

A fire protection audit can be requested for many reasons. It could be a legal requirement, or you may need it to audit against the building’s fire standards.

Offering a structural path for continual improvement

A comprehensive fire protection audit by Omnii will address the inherent fire hazards with day-to-day activities in an occupancy and recommend the best measures that can help reduce the potential fire hazards. Fire protection audit is a useful tool in evaluating fire safety implementation across multiple site business facilities. Omnii’s fire safety consultants will focus on the key aspects of managing fire safety during their fire protection audit. It also offers a structured path for continual improvement towards the best practice status. A substantial report will be provided by Omnii’s fire safety consultants to identify the strengths and areas for continual improvement within the organisation’s health and safety management systems.

Avoid prosecution and loss of reputation

With fire protection audit and fire protection engineering services by Omnii’s fire safety consultants, you will be able to bring value to the workplace by avoiding litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation. It will also help you in reducing insurance premiums, indirect costs of workplace injuries, and foster workplace wellbeing. Omnii provides its fire protection audit, fire protection consulting and fire protection engineering services in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and other regions of Australia. Cladding fire engineering services provided by Omnii include computer pathways tailored to the client and State Government requirements, bespoke insurance cladding assessment reports, and due diligence cladding assessment reports.

In addition, Omnii is pre-qualified with the Residential Cladding Rectification Register (RCRR) on behalf of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Omnii’s fire safety consultants have provided services to a variety of businesses in Australia, including aviation & airports, defence, mining, oil, gas & petrochemical, retail, senior living, and more. You can contact Omnii for a comprehensive range of fire protection engineering services, and fire protection audit.


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