Portable fire extinguishers Adelaide area locations need are relatively light weight and designed to provide a means to attack a fire before it becomes out of control. Australian law requires all commercial facilities to have fire extinguishers with the exception of:
- Residential Class 1 buildings
- Class 2 or 3 sole occupancy buildings
- The part of a building that is Class 4
While Australian law does not mandate portable fire extinguishers for all locations, Fire Safe Services strongly recommends that every building have portable fire extinguishers Adelaide residents can quickly access.
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Record heat waves in Australia have spawned some serious fires. A fire can result in the loss of life, injuries, and loss of property. The threat to businesses is very great with a fire at work place. Employees can be left without work, valuable assets can be destroyed, and a business can be completely shut down after a serious fire incident. The costs to repair or replace damaged property can be debilitating for a business. Insurance for businesses can help but the time to recover can jeopardize the company. The Australian Productivity Commission’s report on Government Services notes that property loss from structure fire at work place is approximately AUD$540 million including losses from engineering structures. ...read full article
A huge amount of time for everyone is spent at your workplace. During that time it is important for employees to feel safe that their facility is adequately protected from fire or other emergencies.
A workplace fire can be devastating not only for the business owners but also for the employees. There can be displaced workers after a business fire, injuries or even fatalities. Assets can be lost with a business fire, but the emotional and physical toll can be greater than almost anything else. A business can fail to bounce back after a fire simply because the workers are too traumatized to function. Statistics show that there are as many as 80,000 workplace fires every year and approximately 200 employees are fatally wounded from the fires. Before your business becomes another statistic, consider implementing a fire emergency plan and performing routine fire drills at work.
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