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Why Consider Fire Systems When Putting Up a Retail Business

Why Consider Fire Systems When Putting Up a Retail Business

By Angela Calumpang | July 3, 2018

As a store owner, you know it’s important to ensure that your retail business is safe and secure for both customers and employees. Things like exposed wire from lighting or computers, improper chemical storage in a back room or combustible materials left near a heat source are huge fire risks that could harm both customers … Read more

Fire & Safety in Australia: What Commercial Builders Should Consider Regarding Fire Protection

By Angela Calumpang | April 24, 2018

When constructing a building, commercial builders must consider not only public health and safety but also building fire safety. They must look at the property from all angles, From thinking about the fire safety on a construction site, materials used in their design to set up suitable flow and layout for rescue, commercial builders do … Read more

FCF Fire & Electrical Exclusively Offers Emergency Exit Lights With 5-year Warranty

FCF Fire & Electrical Exclusively Offers Emergency Exit Lights With 5-year Warranty

By Angela Calumpang | March 15, 2018

Emergency exit lights can usually be seen within many businesses, and are used in order to lead occupants of a business facility to an exit during the event of an emergency. Emergency Exit Lights say “EXIT” on a rectangular sign above a doorway to the outside, and are a requirement for most businesses for fire … Read more

FCF Fire and Electrical Launches Online Fire Safety Training Platform

FCF Fire and Electrical Launches Online Fire Safety Training Platform

By Angela Calumpang | March 6, 2018

Prevention is the easiest way to keep the workforce safe from fires. Online fire safety training is a great way to ensure your employees are well-informed and trained without spending a lot of time in the training room. Waiting for a training class to start can be time-consuming and reading pages and pages can be … Read more

What Commercial Builders Should Know About Fire Protection

What Commercial Builders Should Know About Fire Protection

By Angela Calumpang | February 19, 2018

Buildings under construction present unique fire hazards that require special attention. Fires can result in major losses and long delays in the completion of a project. Fire safety can be ensured if flammable materials are kept away from heat and oxygen. Three ingredients of fire are fuel, oxygen, and source of ignition.  If any of … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Types That are Appropriate for Resorts

Fire Extinguisher Types That Are Appropriate for Resorts

By Angela Calumpang | January 25, 2018

As a resort owner or manager, your primary concern is that your guests will love their safe stay. Besides offering first-rate services, this also involves ensuring optimum life safety. Fire safety in resorts is actually delicate: You have to protect various areas with various environmental factors and also you do not want the guests to … Read more

Fire Alarm Requirements in Hotels

Fire Alarm Requirements in Hotels

By Angela Calumpang | January 5, 2018

The transient nature of the hotel industry would mean it provides a likely greater risk for fires as guests are there to sleep, in new surroundings and might not be aware of the emergency fire procedures and evacuation routes. Staff is generally working shifts as well as dealing with new customers each day. This could … Read more

What You Should Know About Fire Safety in School

What You Should Know About Fire Safety in School

By Angela Calumpang | November 13, 2017

Fire safety refers to precautions taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that could end up in death, injury, and property damage. Fire safety measures must be used as early as the construction of a school. Assessments and inspections which have been done in schools suggest that non-teaching and accommodation areas contain … Read more

Evacuation Diagrams According to Australian Standards

Evacuation Diagrams According to Australian Standards

By Angela Calumpang | August 31, 2017

A key component of AS 3745-2010 is the provision of evacuation diagrams. These diagrams are intended to provide emergency and evacuation information for occupants and visitors. They should contain concise, clear and appropriate detail to inform occupants and visitors in an emergency. Fire Evacuation Diagrams are an important element of your facility’s safety plan and … Read more

Fire Safety Best Practices at the Workplace

Fire Safety Best Practices at the Workplace

By Alexine Sadaya | June 27, 2017

Fire is one of the biggest threats in the workplace. There is no existing device that can predict a fire and no definite assessment on a fire that has not yet happened. It is all about perfect fire safety planning to ensure an efficient escape from its dangers. To prepare for these unforeseen events, there … Read more

Importance of Teaching Real Estate Agents How to Use Fire Extinguishers

Importance of Teaching Real Estate Agents How to Use Fire Extinguishers

By Alexine Sadaya | May 29, 2017

Statistics show that 50% of people who operate a fire extinguisher either do it incorrectly or in a dangerous way. This poses threat to you and your real estate agents in many ways possible, which calls for some useful guidance. There are no technological advancements in foreseeing a fire at the workplace or anywhere for … Read more

Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning in Childcare Centres

Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning in Childcare Centres

By Alexine Sadaya | May 5, 2017

There are around 6,700 childcare centres nationwide; all of which have a considerable amount of responsibilities when it comes to preventing fire. Being responsible for it is not a walk in the part, but one should see the significance of fire safety rather than dealing with damages after a blaze. Therefore, practicing basic fire prevention … Read more

Fire Safety Equipment in Medical Centres The Definitive Checklist

Fire Safety Equipment in Medical Centres: The Definitive Checklist

By Alexine Sadaya | March 27, 2017

Australia has a strong history of raising the standards of fire safety in health care facilities. However, having these rules is one thing, enforcing them is another. Considering these standards, every building safety manager who is consequently responsible for fire safety is advised to make extra efforts in implementing best practices in the medical centre. … Read more

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The AS 3745 Standard

By Alexine Sadaya | January 23, 2017

The AS 3745 Standard in Australia covers Planning for emergencies. It is an integral part of the safety and security of any public building or residence

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Strata Fire Safety – Lessons from Melbourne’s Lacrosse Apartments

By Alexine Sadaya | January 23, 2017

The recent fire at Melbourne’s Lacrosse Apartment complex highlights the importance of Strata Fire Safety in Australia and Building Fire Safety Compliance

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Emergency Evacuation Procedures In High-Rise Buildings

By Alexine Sadaya | January 20, 2017

Australian Standards on fire control including AS 3745 requires commercial and public buildings to have well thought-out emergency evacuation procedures.

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Smoke Detectors in Australia and Laws Regarding Them

By Alexine Sadaya | January 16, 2017

Smoke detections systems in Australia save many lives every year. Smoke detectors alarms provide vital warnings of a fire before it’s too late.

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Fire Warden Training For Australia

By Alexine Sadaya | December 26, 2016

Fire warden training is a vital part of ensuring your organisation is prepared in case of an emergency. Make your business safer and ensure full compliance

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Fire Safety For Banks

By Alexine Sadaya | December 19, 2016

The recent emergency situation at the Springvale Commonwealth Bank in Melbourne highlights the importance of a complete fire safety plan implemented in every Australian business. This article looks at some of the details of the Springvale Commonwealth bank emergency and the obligations Australian Businesses have to ensure they have adequate fire safety procedures in place for such emergencies.

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Electrical Fire Extinguishers? – What to use in an Electrical Fire

By Alexine Sadaya | December 13, 2016

It can be dangerous to use the wrong fire extinguisher on an electrical fire. Know which type of fire extinguishers work best for Electrical Fires by understanding the nature of an electrical fire.

Franchise Opportunity can lead to successful business

Why a Franchise Opportunity Could Bring More Success than Running Your Own Business

By Alexine Sadaya | February 24, 2016

Being a part of a Franchise can help you avoid the many pitfalls of trying to start your own business. It’s true – We have helped Australian business owners successfully transition to a being a Franchisee and seeing more success. The service based model of FCF Fire and Electrical is hard to beat and is a proven success machine.