Fire Consultancy Services
All Fire Services was founded with the unique concept to provide Professional Fire-Fighters both serving and retired to be our service technicians. These people are professional, experienced and highly motivated to provide a level of service to the community unequalled by our competition.
The personnel all receive on-going training for their respective positions with professional development a focus of our company. We are firm believers in continuous training by utilising methods such as industry based seminars and conferences as well as practical workplace training.
All Fire Services will ensure excellent service delivery which will reflect the current Fire Safety Regulation requirements and when necessary will provide technical expertise on issues affecting the relevant Building Code of Australia, Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations and relevant Australian Standards.
We provide the following specialised Fire Safety Consultancy services:
- Fire Safety Inspections & Audits
- Fire Safety Schedules
- Council Fire Safety Order Resolution
- Mechanical Smoke Control Ventilation & Stair Pressurisation
- Building Code Australia Compliance
- Project Management
- Carpark Gas Detection & Monitoring
- Block Plans
- Emergency and Evacuation Plans
What is a Fire Safety Audit or Inspection?
A Fire Safety Audit or Inspection performed to Australian Standard 4655-2005 is a detailed inspection and review of the Essential Fire Safety Measures as installed throughout the building/property
Fire Safety Schedules/Fire Safety Measures?
Since the 1st of July 1997, a Fire Safety Schedule specifying the Fire Safety Measures (both current and proposed) that should be implemented in the Building has been required to be issued by the person granting approval for or ordering the Building Works or a change of use.
This requirement applies when,
- Granting a Development Consent for a change of building use (if there is no proposed building works) or,
- Issuing a Complying Development Certificate for a new Building or for a change of use or,
- Issuing a Construction Certificate for proposed Building works or,
- Giving a Fire Safety Order in relation to a Building premises.
A Fire Safety Schedule is required to be attached to, and is considered to form part of, a relevant Development Consent, Complying Development Certificate, Construction Certificate or Fire Safety Order.
A Fire Safety Schedule is required to address the whole Building, not just the part subject to the proposed works.
The function of the Fire Safety Schedule is to identify the Fire Safety Measures currently implemented and/or proposed or required to be implemented in the Building and the required Standard of Performance for the Measures.
What is a Council Fire Safety Order?
Fire Safety Orders are issued by the council where the level of fire safety within a building is found to be inadequate.
Fire Safety Orders may be issued as Emergency Orders where immediate action is required to reduce fire risk. Where an Emergency Order is issued it is imperative that the terms of the order be complied with immediately and that council is contacted to establish that the terms of the order will be complied with.
Where an Emergency Fire Safety Order is not complied within the required period the Council will immediately seek court directions to have the terms of the order fulfilled.
Where a lesser fire risk is evident or more extensive works are required a Notice of Intention to Give an Order will be issued. The notice will indicate the terms of the proposed order, the proposed period of compliance and the period in which representation must be made to the council officer who has issued the order.
In the case of fire safety upgrades the Notice of Intention to Give an Order will require that a report assessing the level of fire safety within the building and recommended action be submitted to Council within a determined period. Once the report has been found satisfactory a second Notice of Intention to Give an Order is usually issued requiring that work indicated in the recommendation of the report be carried out within a determined period.
Mechanical Smoke Control Ventilation & Stair Pressurisation
All Fire Services has extensive knowledge with regards to Mechanical Smoke Zone Control Ventilation & Stair Pressurisation System design/testing to Australian Standard 1668.1-1998 and the critical role these systems play in ensuring occupant safety and safe egress in the event of a fire incident.
- Protection of Life and Property
- Maintain sustainable means of egress for building occupants by preventing smoke from entering means of egress, fire stairs, fire tunnels, non fire effected floors etc
- Reduce or contain the flow of smoke from the fire effected area into other areas of the building
- Assist Emergency Services Personel with Search & Rescue and suppression/control of fire
- Assist in post fire smoke removal from property
There are 3x main types of Block Plans used to give responding Firefighters quick information when they need it should a fire incident occur,
- Fire Detection and EWIS Zone Block Plans - BCA Spec 2.2a & Australian Standard 1670.1
- Sprinkler Block Plans - Australian Standard 2118
- Hydrant Block Plans - Australian Standard 2419
Emergency and Evacuation Plans
Planning for Emergencies in Facilities, Australian Standard 3745-2010 was published 25th November 2010, superseding Emergency Control Orginisation and Procedures for Buildings, Structures and Workplaces. Work Heaalth and Safety Act and Regulations, Regulation 43 requires a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace to ensure that an Emergency Plan is,
- Prepared and meets certain requirements
- Relevant and,
- Implemented in the event of an emergency
These diagrams are intended to provide Emergency and Evacuation information for occupants and visitors, they should contain concise, clear and appropriate detail to inform occupants and visitors in an emergency.