Welcome to Firewize...
For the last decade, Maintenance Essentials has been a trusted provider for the maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment for discerning building owners throughout Victoria. Our professional reputation for integrity, mutual prosperity and innovation has placed us in and excellent position for the next stage in our business!
To this end, we would like to introduce a change in our trading name from Maintenance Essentials to Firewize.
With a land mass close to 7.7 million square kilometres, Australia is the world's sixth largest country and is divided into three separate time zones.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks one hour during the warmer months of the year. In Australia, Daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.
Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.
A smoke detector is a sensitive device designed to detect a fire from the by-products of combustion. You can read more about the operation of fire detection and alarm systems and smoke detectors in our popular series of articles titled "Principles of Fire Safety".
Earlier today I received an email from CW (alias) who asked the question "what are the requirements for testing the sensitivity of collective smoke detectors in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851:2012?"
I received an email (below) from a customer (MB) who had experienced an alarm, likely caused by steam from a shower in a washroom.
Sent: Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Subject: Smoke detector
We had a fire alarm last week in toilet/wet area due to pressure hosing. Evidently it was a smoke detector set off due to water mist.
Could you please provide feedback whether thermal detectors suffer potential false activations from minor water spray or if this is really only likely from smoke detectors?
If you're the owner of agent of an owner of a Building and Places of Public Entertainment constructed before 1 July, 1994, then you are likely to have a legal obligation to maintain required essential safety measures. This provides a background and references to assist building owners and their agents with a 8 step process to produce the statutory Annual Statement.