What are fire protection testing services?
Fire protection testing services involve regular inspection, testing and maintenance of fire safety equipment including fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire hose reels. At Jim’s Test & Tag we offer a comprehensive range of fire safety testing services that will allow you to prevent harm in your business.
If you want your workplace to be as safe as possible when it comes to precautionary fire methods, all fire safety equipment needs to be tested regularly. This ensures it performs properly and protects you, your employees and onsite visitors. Our testing staff are highly trained and work carefully to ensure all of your devices are in working order. We can check your safety appliances for accessibility, usage, and general wear & tear. All of our tests are accompanied by a detailed report on the status of each piece of equipment. Take advantage of our scheduled maintenance to ensure you never miss a testing appointment.
What is fire protection equipment?
Fire extinguishers, fire blankets, and fire hose reels are essential measures of protection for any business. Reducing the risk of fire in your building is great, but having the necessary equipment will protect your business if a fire does occur. Having extinguishing equipment on standby will minimise property damage and increase the chances of containing small fires quickly.
How often do I need fire protection services?
Your fire protection testing obligations will vary based on the nature of your business and which equipment you have available. In most workplaces, testing needs to occur every 12 months in accordance with NZS 4503:2005 (some environments may be six monthly). If you have a specific enquiry about your testing requirements, get in touch with one of team members. We would be more than happy to discuss your specific business needs.
Fire Extinguisher Testing
At Jim’s Test & Tag, we can perform fire extinguisher testing so that when you need it most, it works exactly the way it’s supposed to. Fire extinguisher testing is mandatory and is carried out by our fully trained technicians as outlined in NZS 4503:2005. According to the standard for hand operated fire-fighting equipment, your fire extinguishers need to be inspected every 12 months. You may need to test your equipment more frequently if your business environment is classified as ‘hazardous’. Take a look at the NZS 4503:2005 for more information, or contact our team if you have any questions.
One of our technicians will inspect your extinguishers for any damage, perform refills if required, and confirm the accessibility of your device. You will receive a report for your item, as well as a date for your next service.
Fire Hose Reel Testing
Fire hose reel testing provides a quick response method for an initial attack against fires. They can be utilised by any member of the general public and need to be maintained and tested by a suitably qualified technician in accordance with the appropriate New Zealand Standards. Jim’s Test & Tag have the ability to ensure compliance with these Standards and can assist the responsible person in establishing an appropriate inspection program.
According to the NZS 4503:2005, a member of your staff should perform their own monthly checks of your fire hose reel, and a professional technician needs to complete an inspection each year. Our test and tag team will assess the functionality of your device and make any note of obstructed accessibility. Each test is accompanied with an item report and a date for your next service.
Fire Blanket Testing
Fire blankets are an essential safety item in any kitchen, be it domestic or commercial. They provide an effective option for Class F Fires, particularly liquid or clothing fires. Ideally, these blankets are located in or are adjacent to any kitchen. Please consult with your Jim’s Test & Tag Technician as to the most appropriate place for your fire blanket. Fire blanket testing is mandatory and is carried out by our fully trained technicians as outlined in NZS 4503:2005.
Is there a Standard for fire protection testing?
NZS 4503:2005 is the current New Zealand Standard for Hand Operated Fire-Fighting Equipment. All of our testing processes are fully compliant with the appropriate Standards and legislation. Our fire protection services are mobile and available across New Zealand. We make sure our staff are always up to date with the latest national safety standards – we aim to spread our dedication to safety and awareness throughout the country. Contact us today for professional service and thorough inspection of all your fire safety devices.