We cover all your fire equipment testing needs including smoke alarm testing in Adelaide
TestCorp takes care of a range of fire safety testing in Adelaide and nationally, ranging from smoke alarm testing to fire extinguisher testing. Keeping up with fire equipment testing is required by law and an important part of every businesses’ safety plan.
Fire Extinguisher Testing
For most businesses, a fire extinguisher will sit in the corner collecting dust, without a seconds thought. While this is the ideal outcome for an owner of a fire extinguisher, in the chance it is needed in an emergency, it is crucial it is operating properly. Just like any other emergency equipment, fire extinguishers need regular maintenance to ensure they are working correctly. In order to comply with Australia Standards, AS1851-2010, employers must ensure fire extinguisher maintenance is conducted every six months. Testing must be carried out by a reputable fire safety testing company.
To guarantee your fire extinguisher works effectively in a fire, several factors need to be taken care of. Firstly, you must have the right extinguisher for the environment.There are a range of different types of fire extinguishers, catering for different customers and types of fires. For example, if your computer sparked an electrical fire, the use of a water fire extinguisher would actually be very dangerous. The staff member operating the fire extinguisher could actually risk electrocution in this situation.
Secondly, you must ensure the fire extinguisher is fully charged and maintenance is connected regularly. Furthermore, the fire extinguisher must be clearly accessible and visible with correct signage. Without following these important steps, you could risk significant damage to your workplace and belongings.
Don’t take a chance. Make sure your fire extinguisher is up to the job by contacting our professional team at TestCorp. Our technicians are trained through the FPA Australia, which is the national standard of training in fire extinguisher testing. To have a skilled technician visit your business today, contact us for an obligation free quote.
Fire Blanket Testing
Fire blankets are often located in the kitchen due to the risk of ovens and stoves. On average, most office fires break out in the kitchen, which is why it is important to ensure your fire blanket is well maintained. A fire blanket works by smothering the fire and preventing it to stay alight. As fire requires heat, fuel and oxygen to say burn, the fire blanket is effective at cutting off the oxygen, and thus putting it out. A fire blanket can also be used to cover a person, if required.
To ensure your fire blanket is ready for an emergency, contact our professional team at TestCorp. Fire blanket testing is required under Australian Standard, AS1851, and must be undertaken every six months in order to comply with regulations. TestCorp is a fully trained fire blanket testing company and will ensure your business is fully compliant with Australian Legislation. Our trained technicians make sure your business has the right fire blanket, located in the correct position, with the proper fire signage. Many people make the mistake of locating their fire blanket over a stove or oven thinking it will be easy to reach. However, if flames are coming out of the stove, it will be impossible to grab. Instead, fire blankets are best located near the exit of the kitchen or just near a stove, without being too close.
Choose TestCorp to undertake your fire blanket maintenance, and we will provide you with a full report and a Certificate of Compliance. Contact us today for an obligation free quote.
Emergency exit light testing
TestCorp helps Australian businesses satisfy their legal responsibilities regarding safety testing for emergency exit lighting. By law, it is the obligation of the employer to ensure emergency exit lights are tested and recorded. Professional maintenance inspections include examination, testing, globe replacement and clean up. Maintenance should be scheduled every six to twelve months to ensure the appropriate compliance prerequisites are satisfied, correctly documented, and executed.
At TestCorp we carry out a six monthly emergency exit light testing as well as yearly compliance evaluation, as expected from the Australian Standards, AS 22931. This ensures no work area is left in darkness if an evacuation is required. No business is exempt, with reporting needing to be kept on file for at least five years.
For more information about our fire safety and smoke alarm testing in Adelaide and nationally, contact TestCorp today