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Portable & Fixed Fire Equipment

Portable Fire Equipment

Safeguarding Life and Property

Portable fire extinguishers on most buildings and sites are the only form of fire protection available, but despite everyone’s reserved opinion that they won’t have a fire, just ask those that have!

To be prepared for the unexpected and to provide an improved chance at safe exit of the area for all concerned, appropriate portable fire fighting equipment in sufficient numbers plus regular scheduled maintenance of that equipment is a necessity.

Portable fire equipment must be conspicuous, readily accessible, the correct type and regularly maintained. Appropriate extinguishers are there for a first attack on small controlled fires, with quick escape ever mindful. Fire fighting of more advanced fires should be left to the professionals, the Fire Brigade whether metropolitan or country.

Supply, Installation and Maintenance

On the phone, in the office or out on-site, we have experienced staff available to give advice on the types of extinguishers and equipment suited for the usage of your site and specific risks present. The information we provide is to enable you to make an informed decision.

Appointments are made for on-site audits, scheduled service and maintenance of any or all fire protection equipment. Specific risks, Australian Standards, Work Place Safety are all taken into consideration when auditing, supplying or installing equipment. There may be recommendations made at times of scheduled maintenance different to an initial audit – as businesses expand and change so do fire protection needs.

Under the current SA Development Act, the Australian Standards to be met will include

  • All types of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels should be inspected, serviced and maintained at a minimum 6 monthly.
  • All liquid based extinguishers (ie water, wet chemical, foam) are to be internally inspected and recharged every 3 years.
  • All types of fire extinguishers are to be pressure tested and recharged every 5 years.

“One Stop Shop” for all your fire protection needs

We design, supply, install and maintain a wide range of fire systems in addition to hand held portable fire equipment, eg exit & emergency lighting, automatic fire detection and alarm systems including EWIS, automatic fire suppression extinguishing systems. There is no need to deal with more than one fire company for your requirements. We do not employ button pushers. Scheduled testing of this equipment is performed by electricians capable of on-the-spot diagnosis and emergency repair if required.

Record keeping:

Our maintenance records are comprehensive in all areas and easy to comprehend. There are clear explanations of all levels and types of service, identification of when major services are next due, recommendations for future replacements/upgrades or additional equipment plus historical notations.

Hose Reels, Hydrants, Pumps & Boosters

Hose Reels

The standard specifies requirements for maintenance of fire hose reels six-monthly and 12-monthly.

Fire Hose Reels are designed to be used in an emergency situation only and as such are usually not sufficiently robust to be used as a wash down hose. Frequently we find the hose in disarray, sometimes wound both on and behind the reel. This causes delays and in some cases total restriction to the use of the fire hose, reducing or negating the ability to use your reel in an emergency.

If your hose reel is plumbed to un-metered mains water it is an offence to use the reel other than for service or in an emergency fire situation. It is required and important to keep the area around your reel clear at all times to allow rapid deployment.

Many hose reels are fitted with back-flow prevention valves. These should be serviced annually by a certified back-flow prevention plumber. We are able to have a fully qualified and accredited plumber provide this service for you.

Hydrants, Pumps and Boosters

There are six levels of maintenance of hydrant installations based on periodicity: weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, three-yearly and six-yearly.

Three-yearly and six-yearly maintenance of systems includes appropriate water collection to meet EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements. If your business does not have catchment tanks, our fully qualified plumber has a water truck enabling us to catch the water and dispose / recycle it in an environmentally safe manner.

It is essential to ensure your pumps are tested to standards requirements, fuel kept topped up and your system is ready-to-go should the sprinklers discharge in an emergency. It is also important that your hydrants and boosters are going to meet the standards required for the SAMFS or CFS connection in case of fire.

Let us help you maintain your systems to work at their optimum.

Location

Unit 1
6 Aldershot Rd
Lonsdale SA 5160
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Contact Us

Phone: (08) 8326 9022
Fax: (08) 8326 9088
Email: admin@amfp.com.au
ABN: 90 976 556 285

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
OR BY APPOINTMENT