Fire Extinguisher Recharging: What You Need To Know

NZ Fire Extinguisher Recharging

Fire extinguishers are essential devices that help prevent or control small fires in your home or workplace. However, fire extinguishers are not meant to last forever. They need regular maintenance and recharging to ensure they work when you need them. What is fire extinguisher recharging? Fire extinguisher recharging is the process of refilling the fire […]

The Benefits of LED Emergency and Exit Lights

What Are The Benefits Of LED Emergency And Exit Lights

What Are The Benefits Of LED Emergency And Exit Lights Emergency and exit lights are essential for providing a safe and clear evacuation route for building occupants in a fire or other emergency. However, not all emergency and exit lights are created equal. The latest technology in lighting is LED (Light Emitting Diode), which offers […]

How To Run Effective Trial Evacuations In 5 Steps 

Running A Trial Evacuation

Emergencies are part of human life. Hence, you can only partially rule out the chances of being in such situations.  Many people have lost their lives to fire outbreaks and natural disasters like earthquakes due to poor emergency evacuation skills and knowledge.  This is why every building owner and employer must ensure routine trial evacuation […]

Fire Extinguisher Band Colours: What Do They Mean?

Not all fires are equal – some chemicals are more efficient at putting out certain types of fires. Where combustible substances vary in your office or workplace, so should the contents of your fire extinguishers. Knowing fire extinguisher colour codes are essential to safety and wellbeing. It can be the difference between completely putting out […]

What Is Passive Fire Protection 

Passive Fire Protection NZ

What Does Passive Fire Protection Mean?  Passive fire protection is a strategy to control fire outbreaks in a building. Installing passive fire protection can save lives, and businesses and homeowners need to consider installing it.  If you want to learn more about passive fire protection (PFP), continue reading this article. What Does Passive Fire Protection […]

Is Your Fire Protection Equipment Keeping You Safe?

How Safe Is Your Fire Protection Equipment? Everyone knows and understands the importance of fire protection equipment in public spaces and homes.  We regard safety as paramount and feel safe when we look around and notice the fire extinguisher hanging by the wall and the sprinkler heads above us; we breathe sighs of relief.   But […]

What Is The Right Fire Extinguisher For Commercial Kitchens?

What Type Of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need For A Commercial Kitchen

If you are here, you are more likely familiar with the Class ABE fire extinguishers because they’re the most common type of fire extinguisher. Indeed, a Class ABE fire extinguisher is ideal for both residential and commercial buildings because they are versatile and effective in extinguishing various types of fires. However, if you are dealing […]

How Can I Tell If A Fire Extinguisher Needs To Be Recharged?

Fire Extinguisher Recharge

A fire extinguisher is a piece of protective equipment you must have in your house, office, or store. It prevents fire outbreaks that can destroy properties worth a fortune. However it’s one thing to have a fire extinguisher, but it’s another thing to have a fully charged one that can stop a blazing fire.  You […]

Five Things To Know About Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher Tips

During a fire, panic can set in, and all you want to focus on is putting out the fire as quickly as possible, using the available fire extinguishers. However, there are different types of fire extinguishers as there are different types of fire classes. When it comes to putting out Class B (flammable liquids and […]

Fire Extinguisher Testing Frequency NZ

Your fire extinguisher is the first line of defence against any small fire. An extinguisher that works can mean the difference between a small fire extinguished early or an out-of-control blaze that puts people in danger. However, simply having a fire extinguisher is not enough – you also need to ensure that it’s working as […]

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers

ABE Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers Information

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are the most common fire extinguishers in New Zealand. Often referred to as Dry Powder, Dry Chemical or ABE Fire Extinguishers, they contain a dry chemical powder as the extinguishing agent. How to Identify A Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are red cylinders with […]

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers Information

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are the perfect choice for Class E fires involving electrical equipment. CO2 is a non-conductive & non-corrosive gas, because of this, it is the perfect solution for protecting computer & electrical equipment in the event of a fire. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers can also be used on some […]

Foam Fire Extinguishers

AFFF Fire Extinguishers Information

Foam Fire Extinguishers Foam fire extinguishers are an excellent solution if you run the risk of Class B fires involving flammable liquids, such as petrol and paint. Aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) is a synthetic foam concentrate consisting of fluorinated surfactants plus foam stabilisers which are mixed with water to form a foam. The fluorine-free […]

Water Fire Extinguishers

Water Fire Extinguishers Information

Water Fire Extinguishers The water fire extinguisher is an excellent solution if you run the risk of Class A fires involving paper, rubbish, wood, cloth or other carbon-based materials. H2O is also one of the oldest extinguishants around that is still used to this day. It is common to pair up water with carbon dioxide extinguishers for indoor […]

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers Information

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are an aqueous option, commonly alkali steel salts. This extinguishant is designed for fires entailing cooking oils and animal fats. How to Identify A Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher Wet chemical extinguishers come in an all-red cylinder with an oatmeal coloured band around the top. Where To Use […]

How To Use A Fire Blanket

Using a fire blanket

A fire blanket is a kind of fire safety appliance used to tackle minor contained fires typically found in kitchens, garages, small factories, etc. Fire blankets are made of specially treated synthetic and fire-resistant or fire-retardant materials, including woven fibreglass and wool, which can withstand high temperatures of around 500 to even 900 degrees Celsius.  […]

Fire Alarm Testing Tauranga

Fire Alarm Testing in Tauranga

5 Benefits Of Getting Your Fire Alarm System Tested There are thousands of fire accidents in New Zealand annually, and unfortunately, many lives are lost in these accidents. It is commonly seen that fire alarm systems play a crucial role in saving lives during fire breakouts. On the other hand, the property damage and loss […]

Fire Alarm Testing Rotorua

Fire Alarm Testing in Rotorua

6 Reasons Why You Need To Test Your Business’s Fire Alarm System The fire alarm system needs to be 100 per cent functional and reliable, and the only way to guarantee that is by getting it professionally tested and inspected regularly. A fire alarm system can save many lives during fire emergencies by giving people […]

Fire Extinguisher Servicing Taupo

Fire Extinguisher Servicing and Testing in Taupo

Benefits of Fire Extinguisher Servicing Taupo Irrespective of the size of the commercial establishment you visit in Taupo, you’ll notice fire extinguishers located strategically near the staircase or any other easily accessible places. We don’t need fire extinguishers every other day, and businesses, organisations and households use safety and preventive measures to ensure they aren’t needed […]

Fire Extinguisher Inspection And Testing Rotorua

Fire Extinguisher Inspections and Testing in Rotorua

Fires tend to occur at the most unexpected of times, and it’s in such situations that fire extinguishers play an undeniably vital role. What for the most part was just a red canister on your wall, suddenly becomes the difference between minor and extensive damage to your property. For your extinguisher to be up to […]

Fire Extinguisher Types NZ

Types Of Fire Extinguishers In NZ

Fire Extinguisher Band Colours NZ Fire extinguishers are an essential tool in the unfortunate event of a fire. Not only can they save property but can also save lives and reduce the chance of danger to those involved. Different fire extinguisher types are more effective with different classes of fire. Some types may even cause […]

Fire Extinguisher Services Tauranga

Tauranga Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Do you have a leaking, rusty, or damaged fire extinguisher? Has it been discharged recently and is it now in need of a recharge? We provide fire extinguisher services in Tauranga and the surrounding areas. Our fire extinguisher services in Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton, as well as the surrounding areas include fire extinguisher inspections, refills, and […]

What is a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWoF)?

What is a building warrant of fitness?

The Building Act 2004 – which covers the safety and integrity of buildings – states that building owners with buildings that contain “specified systems” related to health and safety, then those buildings must maintain a Compliance Schedule and they must produce Building Warrant of Fitness documents annually. These documents verify that those specified systems have […]