Fire safety equipment must be tested and maintained in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851:2012. This equipment is generally used as a ‘first attack‘ firefighting measure so the fire does not spread and cause significant damage.
It is extremely important to have your equipment serviced and well maintained to ensure reliability, functionality and performance. Don’t wait for an emergency to determine whether your fire equipment and systems are functioning correctly (and find out you are not compliant with the relevant Australian standards, which may affect your insurance claim).
Datatel will ensure that your fire equipment and systems are regularly tested, serviced and maintained in accordance with Australian standards.
REQUIRED TEST INTERVALS
The frequency of fire safety equipment testing and servicing will vary on the type of equipment you have and in what type of premises you have them.
- Fire Extinguishers: 6-monthly
- Smoke Alarms: 6-monthly
- Fire Reels: These should be tested bi-annually by a professional for defects and wear.
- Fire Suppression Blankets: These should also be checked every 6 months to ensure they are still effective.
All fire safety equipment and gear should be checked regularly by a professional.
Our highly trained licensed technicians and electricians provide up-to-date reporting through our customised logbooks to ensure that our clients are informed of any defects that may require repair.
The General Fire Regulations 2010 require that ALL fire equipment is tested regularly in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1851-2012: Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.