The following list of fire services must be tested and certified annually if they are installed within a building.
Access panels, doors & hoppers to fire rated shafts & risers
Prevents fire spreading through fire rated walls of shafts and risers within a building mechanical hydraulic risers (Eg. lift shafts, electrical);
Automatic Fail Safe Devices
Doors that are fitted with a fail-safe device are required to be automatically unlock and/or close upon the activation of a sprinkler system or smoke & heat detector system installed within the building;
Automatic Fire Suppression System (Fire Sprinklers)
Sprinkler systems are intended to control and suppress a fire.
Sprinkler heads only operate individually, at the point of the fire;
Building Occupant Warning System (BOWS)
This system is designed to alert occupants of a fire alarm. They form part of the fire detection system or sprinkler system. They provide early warning of an emergency;
Emergency Lights & Exit Signs
Emergency lights and exit signs provide a visual guide for the safe evacuation of the building occupants. In the event of a failure to the electrical supply they will continue to operate under batter power;
Fire & Solid Core Doors
Prevents fire spreading through fire rated walls – between fire compartments
Fire doors must be tagged, self-closing with compliant hardware and gaps.
Solid core doors must also be self-closing;
Fire Hose Reels
Provide an accessible & controlled supply of water to combat a fire risk.
These are usually (but not always) located within 4m of an exit;
Fire hydrants are used by the Fire Brigade when fighting a fire.
These are usually (but not always) located in a fire stair;
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Used for extinguishing or containing small fires. There are several types of extinguishers available – the correct type must be selected for a particular fire risk (training is recommended);
Automatic fire detection & alarm systems
Designed to detect smoke/heat, alert occupants of a fire and allowing them to evacuate as quickly as possible in an emergency;
Provides occupants an early warming for fire, allowing evasive action to be taken.
They are usually connected to the 240v power supply with battery backup. For use in residential buildings;
Prevent fire spreading through fire rated walls/floors – between fire compartments. Dampers must be installed within the penetration of line rated wall;
Fire seals protecting openings in the fire resisting components of the building
Prevents fire spreading through fire rated floors & walls – at electrical, electronic, plumbing, etc. penetrations;
Fire Shutters and Fire Windows
Prevents fire spreading through fire rated walls – between fire compartments;
Can be used for fire rated walls and to protect non fire-rated structural members.