Fire Equipment Services
VFP specialised in the field of fire safety services and fire equipment maintenance and offers a range of services which help building owners and managers to meet their essential safety measures (ESM) maintenance obligations under various cods and standards.
Our Fire Safety Services include:
- Portable Fire Equipment
- Fixed Fire Hydrant & Hose Reel Systems
- Fire, Smoke & Exit Doors
- Passive Fire Systems & Path of Travel
- Exit and Emergency Lighting
- Annual Safety Measures Reports
- Maintenance Determinations
- Maintenance (24 Hour Service)
- Fire Detection, Alarm & VESDA Systems
- Fire Mains Test
- Fire Resistance & Penetrations
- Annual Building Inspections
- Occupant Warning and Intercom Systems
- Building Inspections and Audits
According to Australia Standard AS 1851 Any Portable fire Extinguishers installed any commercial buildings (Offices, retail stores, warehouses, factories, etc.), in Public buildings (hospitals, schools, universities, theatres, etc.) and multi-occupancy residential buildings all need to be regularly inspected and tested.
All extinguishers have to be inspected at six monthly intervals and if they don’t have a pressure gauge, they may need to be weighed to check they are still full. Some extinguisher types may require additional tasks to be carried out annually. Extinguishers need to be emptied, pressure tested and refilled every five years. Extinguishers must, however, be refilled, even if only partially discharged, between the five year services.
If a fire extinguisher does not have a pressure gauge, it may have to be weighed to ensure it is still full.
Tests and intervals are to be recorded on a label or metal tag attached to the unit.
Extinguishers must be refilled even if only partially discharged between the five year services.
Essential Safety Measures (ESMs)
What is required by Law?
The existing Portable fire extinguisher shall be regularly serviced at the required SIX (6) monthly intervals and marked in the service tag as required by Law 1217/2006 & AS1851
Failing to have up to date fire equipment will result in loosing full claim on your content insurance and also attract your immediate neighbours to claim liability from you for not following ESM
The building Act 1993 makes council responsible for administration and enforcement of safety and building standards throughout Victoria. For this reason building inspectors ensure compliance with maintenance requirements Noncompliance can attract significant penalties under the legislation which can exceed $50,000 in some case.
What is expected from us (VFP)
- 250 points for an individual ($25,000)
- 500 points for an organization ($50,000)