Fire Safety

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Fire safety equipment is essential for ensuring staff safety, as well as protecting your physical assets from fire damage, while also ensuring you’re maintaining compliance with fire safety regulations.

At a minimum, Australian workplaces should have fire blankets and fire extinguishers that are in easily accessible spaces, and fire safety equipment should be regularly maintained. At SafetyQuip, we have a large range of fire protection equipment, which will help keep your staff and possessions safe in an emergency.

Extinguishers

To maintain workplace fire protection standards in Australia, fire extinguishers must be accessible and of a suitable capacity to be an effective first response, but small enough to handle. How many fire extinguishers you need, and what type, will depend on your specific workplace environment.

Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Suitable for most general purposes, including Class A, B, E and F fires, dry chemical fire extinguishers can be safely used around electrical units, even if they’re exposed circuits. SafetyQuip carries every size that is available, ranging from 1-9kg.

Air/Foam Fire Extinguishers

This type of extinguisher is suitable for Class A and B fires only, and can be used when no electrical power is present. We stock Fireworld’s 9.1 litre air/foam extinguisher.

Air/Water Fire Extinguishers

Our range includes Fireworld’s 9.1 litre extinguisher, which is suitable for fires that involve wood, paper, and most plastics (Class A fires).

CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Suitable for use around computers, a CO2 extinguisher can be used around electricity for Class B and E fires. We carry Fireworld’s 2, 3.5 and 5kg carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.

Flammable Storage Cabinets

AS1940-2004 sets out the standards for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.

Fire Signage

Fire signs advise the location of fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment. AS1319 sets out the requirements for the design and use of safety signage, including fire signs.

Cylinder Storage and Restraints

The size of the extinguisher determines the operational duration, but the weight must no exceed the lifting and handling ability of all employees.

How SafetyQuip Can Help

If you’re worried your current equipment isn’t up to scratch, or you need some tips on our workplace product selection, contact the team at SafetyQuip today. Our comprehensive range of fire signage, flammable storage cabinets, and fire blankets are among the best Australia has to offer.

Safety Tips

  • Use a local Fire Brigade to assist with fire extinguisher type/location advice
  • Arrange a Fire Brigade fire control training session for all employees
  • Never assume that what already exists is correct for the risk
  • Remember to install clearly visible extinguisher signs over all fire appliances
  • At purchase ensure an inspection tag is attached to extinguishers

SafetyQuip offers a full scope safety supply service for fire safety products including extinguishers, fire blankets, fire signage, flammable storage cabinets, cylinder cages and cylinder restraints.