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.
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.
A sliding fire door can be a danger to the public when closing. As a result, the Building Code of Australia ("BCA") sets out the Deemed-to-Satisfy ("DtS") requirements that state;
C3.6 Sliding fire doors
- If a doorway in a fire wall is fitted with a sliding fire door which is open when the building is in use—
Earlier today I received an email from a customer saying that in Victoria the Building Commission was stating that it is still (5/2/2013) a requirement for building owners to display a copy of the Annual Essential Safety Measures Report.
My initial reaction was to reply back and ask, where did she hear that statement?
To which I received an email back with a screenshot copy of a page from the Building Commission website last updated on [8-Feb-2008] that said;
Earlier this evening, I intercepted this email between one of our customers (James) and one of my colleagues (Dennis) on the Subject of AS1851:2012 - Monthly Sprinkler Testing. The email was in response to the publication of Australian Standard AS1851:2012 that was published on December 3, 2012.