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Fire Systems Maintenance
Commercial & Residential Buildings

Attention Property Managers, Facility Managers, Building Managers and Strata Managers
Landlords, Commercial Tenants and All Commercial and Residential Property Stakeholders!

Are you Considering an Alternative Supplier for your Fire system Maintenance and repair Services?

Why Consider us as your vendor for these services?

  • Holistic service
  • AFSS submission to council
  • Mechanical services personnel
  • Electrical Services Personnel
  • Automation services Personnel
  • Reduced sub-contracting and therefore layers of costs

The requirements for your Testing and Maintenance of your Fire and Essential Systems maintenance, is a legal requirement covered by various Acts, Legislation and Codes.
Routine Service, Testing and maintenance is a requirement drawn from several areas including but not limited to:

  • BCA (Builders Code of Australia)
  • WH&S (Work Health and Safety Legislation)
  • Australian Standards including HVAC (1668), Emergency Lighting and others

All fire systems that are required for a premises are outlined in the local Council Registered Fire Schedule, this can be requested from council or be attached to the reminder letter sent to your from council 90 days prior to the annual fore statement anniversary date.
All systems require Inspection, Service and Maintenance as outlined in the applicable Australian Standard for that system, and the Australian Standard AS1851 -2012.

This Australian Standard specifically outlines the requirements for the routine servicing, inspection, testing, preventative maintenance, installation, survey, and maintenance frequencies required for fire protection systems, equipment, integrated systems, peripheral devices, and connected services.

Integration With Multiple System

For the Fire System to work effectively there is integration with other building services and equipment.
For example:

  • HVAC – mechanical services / air conditioning
  • Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Elevators and vertical Rise
  • Evacuation Systems (Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System) – EWIS
  • Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Electrical Switchboards (Motor Control and Mechanical Switchboards)
  • Security Systems
  • Access Control Systems
  • Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE)

Fire System Integration with HVAC System

As part of the standard, there is a relationship with the HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) system, that is, the standard AS1668.
Typically, HVAC is referred to as the “Mechanical Services” component of the Fire System.
Supply and Exhaust fans, which serve the air conditioning system for our indoor environmental control, become potential life saving equipment in “Fire Mode” where these fans are called to run to reduce smoke and provide fresh air and oxygen into the building, reducing smoke inhalation and potentially saving lives.
With our HVAC / Mechanical services team we can provide the relevant maintenance and repairs to this part of the system in line with the Standards.

There are many components between the Fire Control System and the Mechanical Services System which interconnect and work together here, for example:

During a given FIRE MODE, the mechanical services system:

  • provides the Fire Stair pressurization equipment and control
  • provides the Supply Fans for Fresh air intake into the building
  • will open or shut relevant Air Dampers via actuators
  • can shut down fans where call upon by the Fire indication panel control system
  • forces specific Fans to destruction when in Fire mode (Variable speed drives)

just to name but a few.

Fire System Integration with Emergency lighting System – Essential Services

Emergency Lighting, that is, lighting which is supported by a back up battery and installed and maintained specifically as per AS2293 is a core component of the maintenance of the fire system.
We offer the scheduled maintenance of the lighting system in line with the recommendations and procedures of both AS1851 and AS2993 and as per relevant Codes.

We do not sub-contract this component, we have electricians on the team whom provide the expertise for this service

Fire System Integration with ASE (alarm Signalling Equipment)

With any of the Commercial or residential buildings we maintain we ask the Fire Alarm Monitoring Company (ADT, RomTechGrid) to include our contact details as part of the alarm notification list.
Firstly, this ensure we receive the alarm at the same time the Fire Brigade receives the alarm.
Secondly, this ensures you know we are aware of the situation and can organize repairs promptly if required.

Most ASE equipment is proprietary which means testing and repairs of the device will be by the proprietor.

We still test the ASE device in terms of sending a signal to the fire brigade and ensuring the device is performing its task. Should there be any faults with the ASE, these are typically proprietary and repaired by the vendor. We will over see the any repairs and ensure the final result is a fully functional system which notifies the fire brigade.

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