Fire is something that every business should plan for. By having an emergency plan and the correct items available to detect and put out a fire you will reduce the risk of damage or personal injury.

Fire Extinguishers:
A fire extinguisher can help put out small spot fires or can help suppress a fire until the fire emergency services arrive. There are several different classes of fire extinguishers available:

Class A
For tackling combustible fires from wood, paper, cloth, trash, and plastics.

Class B
Flammable liquids such as gasoline, petrol, oil, butane and paint.

Class C
Class C extinguishers are recommended for live electrical equipment such as motors, transformers, and appliances. If you cut off the power source then the Class C fire becomes one of the other classes of fire.

Class D (flammable metals)
You would need a fire extinguisher Class D to help extinguish fires of combustible metals such as potassium, sodium, aluminum, and magnesium.

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A fire is often the most common type of emergency in a workplace. All small business in Perth Australia are required to provide training to staff on OHS points annually. How to use a fire extinguisher should be top of the list.


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We all know it is heating up in Perth with some record temperatures for the start of the year. Typically, Western Australia’s bushfire season runs between November and April in the South West, while the northern bushfire season runs from June to late October. Australia is experiencing another extreme bushfire season.

What causes the fires?
Western Australia is prone to bush fires due to the hot dry summer climate and the bush vegetation. Fires are easily started from storms, cigarette butts, broken glass and camp fires.

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Restaurants are notorious for being a melting pot of hazards with their industrial kitchens that sport open flames, cooking oils, hot equipment and electrical connections. Fires can cause damage in the millions to restaurants across Australia each year which is why fire safety is taken so seriously by this industry and a strong focus on fire prevention is warranted.

One of the most important aspects about running your own store is to keep your staff and customers are safe. Also to make sure that your stock is protected if fire did occur.

Retail premises often can be at high risk from fire. Many causes of fire start from very small incidents such as faulty electrics, disposing of waste materials, smoking, candles or storage of stock next to appliances or heat sources.

A fire can often be smothered quickly with a fire blanket or completely extinguished by using a fire extinguisher.

A fire extinguisher is one of those household items considered an absolute necessity but also one which you hope never to have to use. While it may remain in a corner, forgotten for years, this fire fighting device could end up one day, saving your property and even potentially, your life.

In order to understand how fire extinguishers operate, it's essential to have a look at the basics of fire itself. Resulting from a chemical combustion reaction, fire normally occurs from a reaction between oxygen and a fuel, such as wood. This combustion reaction only happens when the fuel is heated to its ignition temperature, so this means the three factors that interact are oxygen, fuel and extreme heat. This is where fire extinguishers step in − playing the role of removing at least one of these factors so that a fire is suppressed.

So what exactly do fire extinguishers consist of?

They are robust metal cylinders containing water or a smothering material which, when you press on a lever at the top, is released under high pressure. Inside there are several mechanisms at work. For starters, in some extinguishers, a plastic siphon tube runs from the bottom of the extinguisher to the top, while a spring-mounted valve blocks the passageway from the siphon to the nozzle. At the top of the extinguisher lives a small cylinders of compressed gas and a release valve prevents the gas from escaping.

In the case of a fire, pull out the safety pin and press on the operating lever. This causes the lever to push down on a rod, which then pushes the spring-mounted valve down to open up the passage to the nozzle. The compressed gas escapes, thus asserting downward pressure on the fire-suppressant material, which will drive the material out of the nozzle with a great force.

Remember these steps:

  • Pull the lockpin out;
  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the flames;
  • Squeeze the handles together; and
  • Sweep from side-to-side at the base of the flames.

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Fire Safety for Hospitals and Health Facilities Hospitals and health facilities should be prime targets for the implementation of efficient fire safety programs since they are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of fire. This is due to the nature of their environments, where they host large numbers of people in one place. It's essential that the staff of these facilities be trained on fire safety and know the steps to take to extinguish small fires and how to evacuate in a building fire scenario.

A fire safety program for hospitals should focus on a couple of important elements - rescue, alarm, confine and extinguish.

Rescue - this involves helping those in need to get away from the fire to an area of safety and in a hospital setting, this may mean that some people may require extra assistance such as opening doors and windows and also lifting, dragging and carrying patients who are unable to walk. People confined to beds will need a staff member to unlock the bed wheels and wheel them to safety and if necessary, a blanket drag along the floor may be the only option to evacuate patients.

Alarm - this is where a staff member is designated to call the fire department, to send out a code over the public address system and to activate a manual pull station. This must occur as soon as a fire is spotted as the first minutes of a fire can be the difference between life and death.

Confining - containing the fire involves closing doors behind the last person evacuating an area as this helps to limit the fire and the movement of heat and smoke.

Extinguish - for staff members who are trained, this is an option if the fire is small. If safe to do so, use a fire extinguisher to quell the flames while the building evacuation is underway and then ensure the staff member exits the building as well.

A designated staff member will be the fire department liaison and they will be responsible for the hospital evacuation and informing the fire crew of the location of the fire and of any missing individuals.

As is the case with most employees, health care workers do not generally have fire safety foremost in their minds as they do their daily work, however, regular education and training sessions will ensure that they are prepared should there ever be a fire emergency at their facility.

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When drawing up the plans for new offices and industrial buildings, the importance of planning for fires cannot be overstated for, as we know, fires can have a devastating financial and emotional impact on businesses of all sizes. Fire can result in lost productivity, major infrastructure damage, staff unemployment and even bankruptcy.

Careful design and planning will ensure compliance with fire regulations and can help prevent serious incidents. Top priorities should include installing efficient fire alarm and fire suppression systems, fire cabinets and hose reels, as well as introducing lay-out maps for fire extinguishers and fire evacuation plans. Signage is particularly important to educate employees on the locations of emergency exits, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment.

Other factors to consider are site security which helps to prevent fire derived from arson activities and potential bush fire risk if your business is located near bush. Make sure the area surrounding your property is clear to reduce the bushfire risk and ensure a bushfire response plan is implemented.

There are a myriad of ways in which fires can start, including by accident and neglect, such as discarded cigarettes and unsafe work practices. Many fires can be prevented by ensuring careful planning from the start with fire safety in mind.

Contact our consultants today for assistance in your fire prevention planning strategy.

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Holiday homes are a treasured commodity for people − a refuge from everyday working lives and a place to unwind and relax. And so, given the high value placed on holiday homes, it makes sense to take all the necessary steps to ensure they are protected and kept safe at all times, especially when, for example, you may live in Perth and your holiday home is located all the way in Esperance. That is why being compliant to fire regulations and keeping fire safety equipment on hand is so important.

It's a great idea to have an emergency response plan for your holiday home which details fire escape routes from the dwelling and lists important emergency phone numbers such as police, ambulance, SES, and hospital. As well, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, each bedroom should be fitted with a hard wired smoke detector and a fire extinguisher must be displayed in a visible location in case of a fire. As with all safety equipment, it's essential that it is regularly maintained and in proper working order.

On your must-have list of fire safety products for your holiday home, make sure you include the following as a top priority, and note that these items are included in our Australian made fire safety kits:

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  5. First aid kit Planning for fire will ensure you are taking important steps to keep you and your family safe in your holiday home.

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As we all know, fires have the extreme power of raging through buildings in no time, leaving behind a path of devastation. In many cases, this means there is little time to act and this is why using a fire cabinet to store flammable liquids and important documents in your workplace is an effective way to reduce the risks associated with fires and to protect valuables.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) reported 1,360 structural fires in Western Australia in 2012-13. This statistic is alarming and the question remains, is your workplace prepared for a fire?

It's true that there are many proven ways to reduce the risk of accidental fires and one of these is securing a fire cabinet in the workplace in which to store flammable fuels, solvents and chemicals. This keeps dangerous liquids safe from flames and stored in a known location.

Fire cabinets come in all sorts of configurations, depending on your workplace needs. For protecting important data, a fireproof data storage safe or a fireproof filing cabinet will do the trick. And if you have chemicals on-site, then a fire cabinet for hazardous chemicals, pesticides, combustibles or corrosives will work best.

When buying a fire cabinet there are a few things to take into consideration including the storage capacity of the cabinet, code compliance, what type of door to use (self-latching is optimal for fire protection) and finally, whether to install a padlocked door handle.

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Fire blankets are designed to quell the flames of small fires which may occur in the home, caravan or garage. Consisting of two layers of woven glass fibre fabric, along with an inner layer of fire retardant film, fire blankets can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius and are compact and easily stored.

The kitchen is one of the best settings to store fire blankets as this is where oils and fats are exposed to possible ignition. The blanket will effectively cut off the oxygen supply to a fire until other fire extinguishing equipment can be used to ensure it is completely out. Remember to store the fire blanket in a safe place in the kitchen but not too close to a stove.

Another scenario where a fire blanket can be a life-saver is in the dire situation of a person whose clothes have caught alight. Open the fire blanket and hold it in front of you to protect yourself from the flames. Cover the burning clothes as quickly as possible and ensure there are no gaps for oxygen to reach the fire. Then immediately seek medical assistance for the person.

Fire blankets come in a variety of sizes, are packaged in a quick-release PVC container and can be purchased at any fire safety equipment section of our online store click here

It is recommended that you read the instructions before use and because fire blankets are not designed for re-use, make sure they are disposed of after use and then replaced.

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about fire extinguishers.

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