How fire safe is your holiday rental?

By |2024-02-07T10:51:58+10:00February 7th, 2024|Buildings, Fire prevention, Fire safety, Useful tips|

Over the holidays, many of us like to escape  the daily grind to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Whether it’s a beachside apartment or a home in the countryside, short-term holiday rental listings have surged over recent years. However, a crucial component in owning a temporary accommodation is ensuring it is fire safe. In Australia,

Preventing holiday season fires with electrical decorations

By |2023-11-17T16:20:02+10:00November 17th, 2023|Buildings, Fire prevention, Fire safety|

The holiday season is a time when many homes and workplaces are decorated with twinkling lights and electrical displays. However, according to New South Wales Fire and Rescue, improper use of lights can pose a serious fire hazard. Let's explore some essential fire safety tips to ensure a safe holiday season for you, your loved

Industrial fires: stop your assets from going up in flames

By |2023-10-18T10:23:14+10:00October 18th, 2023|Buildings, Construction, Fire prevention, Fire safety regulation|

An extreme blaze at a Sydney industrial business near Campbelltown, which took 60 firefighters around four hours to extinguish, shows the importance of having a high level of fire safety within industrial workplaces. The intensity of the fire was caused by waffle pod slabs which are used in the construction of concrete slabs. The threat

Is your electric vehicle a fire risk?

By |2023-05-06T11:32:22+10:00May 6th, 2023|Buildings, Engineering, Fire safety, Quality management, Service, Useful tips|

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for more sustainable ways to travel.  However, there are concerns about the safety of EVs, particularly when it comes to fire safety. While EVs are generally safe, there are certain precautions that should be taken to minimise the risk of fire. So if you

How to stop false fire alarms from costing you thousands.

By |2022-11-04T10:32:44+10:00November 4th, 2022|Buildings, Equipment, Fire prevention, Fire safety, Fire system|

Every year Fire and Rescue NSW respond to over 40,000 false fire alarms.  Almost 40% of these are triggered by Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) Systems. Unwanted alarms take unnecessary time and money away from our fire services, they also cause people to be complacent toward real fire alarms which can then lead to serious injury

New fire safety statement regulations – what they mean for you.

By |2022-10-01T12:16:57+10:00October 1st, 2022|Accreditation, Buildings, Certification, Fire prevention, Fire safety, Fire safety regulation, Regulation changes|

Did you know that version 4 of the annual fire safety statement came into effect on 1 September 2022?  What does this mean for you? Don’t panic, here’s a quick reference to the information you need to stay up-to-date. What are fire safety statements? Here's a quick refresh. As part of the construction of a

What building managers must know about winter fire safety

By |2022-06-29T00:14:22+10:00June 29th, 2022|Buildings, Fire safety, Fire system, Uncategorized, Useful tips|

Fires occur all year round, however, they are much more common when the temperature dips during the cooler months.  This is because many people spend more time indoors cooking and using electrical appliances such as space heaters and electric blankets.  There’s a lot of responsibility on building managers to do everything possible to prevent fire

Fire protection, what your business must know!

By |2022-05-27T09:11:58+10:00May 27th, 2022|Buildings, Fire prevention, Fire safety, Fire system, Regulation changes, Service, Uncategorized|

You never think a devastating event will happen to your business, but nobody is immune from the threat of fire. Preparing your business to survive such an event is vital whether you’re a small family-run business or a company with a large team. You have a duty to protect the lives on your property by

5 critical things restaurant owners must know about fire safety

By |2022-07-04T23:01:01+10:00January 23rd, 2022|Buildings, Fire prevention, Fire system, Regulation changes, Uncategorized, Useful tips|

If you work in the hospitality industry, it won’t come as a surprise that restaurants, cafes, and catering businesses are at high risk of fire. That's because hot surfaces, open flames, and unattended cooking in the kitchen are close to other combustible materials. So, what do you need to do, to protect your business

How to prevent a fire during the holidays

By |2022-07-04T22:59:32+10:00December 23rd, 2021|Buildings, Fire safety, Service, Useful tips|

The holiday season is time for families and friends to get together, but, it’s also a time when the risk of fire increases.  Many buildings use lights and other electronic decorations, while other properties are unattended at this time, leaving them especially vulnerable. Just a few extra steps and services can prevent a fire

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