Paths of Travel

Safe Passage Fire Exit

Maintaining exits, and clear paths of travel to exits is critical in ensuring occupants can escape in the event of an emergency. So what are the requirements?

Hoarding & Fire Safety

Hoarding is a condition
where a person has persistent difficulty discarding personal possessions. It is well recognized that hoarding behaviour increases the risk of fire. So what can be done? And can the fire safety technician do anything at an annual inspection?

AFSS FAQs

An Annual Fire Safety Statement is a certificate that attests that each Essential Fire Safety Measure installed in the building been assessed by a Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety), adn was found to be capable of performing to the standard required by the most recent Fire Safety Schedule. The owner of the building is required to provide a new AFSS to Council and the Fire Brigade every 12 months and to display the current AFSS prominently at the premises.

Fire Safety & COVID-19

The Public Health Order has been updated to provide clarity to our industry – Fire Safety services are to continue even under the tightened COVID-19 restrictions. Civil Fire have implemented a COVID-19 plan to ensure that staff and residents are safe while fire safety inspections and repairs continue.

Smoke Alarms for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Hard of Hearing ear

The standard smoke alarm is suitable to wake most mild to moderately hard of hearing people. People who are deaf or have a severe hearing loss however, may have difficulty hearing conventional smoke alarms. There are specialised solutions available.