Services : AA Fire Protection

By: Aa Fire Protection  05/12/2011
Keywords: fire safety, fire protection, Fire Alarm

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Service and Maintenance

Fire Extinguishers

With your Fire Extinguishers Service by AA Fire Protection you can be confident that the extinguishers are :

A. Properly located and easily accessed

B. Fire point Sign and I.D. Sign highlighting Extinguisher Area

C. Guarding against hazards specific to that location

D. fully charged and ready for immediate use

AA Fire Protection 6-Step service program to Irish Standard 291:2002 includes :

• 1. Visual inspection and Checking of all extinguishers on site:- The Check List items include- insuring extinguisher has a control discharge valve, weighting Extinguisher, checking safety pin, pressure gauge, hose / nozzle, replacing a new tamper proof seal, cleaning and checking instruction label, and wall bracket.

• 2. Numbering and Re-numbering of all extinguishers as required

• 3. Test Discharge in accordance to I.S.291:2002/ EN3

• 4. Updating of existing service label or fitting of a new one

• 5. Completion of service engineers Maintenance Report

• 6. Review of extinguisher placement, sizes and types and preparation of a list of recommendations as required.

Fire Hose Reels

Maintenance should only be carried out by trained persons only. Persons undertaking this maintenance must be authorised to do so by the person in charge of the area or premises.

Fire Hose Reels should be maintained annually to BS 5306-1:2006 and the following work should be carried out :

1- Inspect the reel and if necessary the swing arm for any evidence of leaks or damage

2- Ensure the reel has been correctly installed and that no alterations have been made

3- Check hose guide, signage and attachment to wall

4- Turn off the gate valve and run out the hose to where it can be safely discharged

5- Turn on at the gate valve and open nozzle to flush out hose

6- Close the nozzle and check for leaks or damage

7- Turn off valve open nozzle release pressure and rewind the hose

8- Fill in the service label and record the work details on the maintenance report.


Call us for a FREE survey on your Premisses on 086 2654375

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Fire Safety & Building Evacuation Training
AA Fire Protection has during the past year updated our range of Fire Safety Training courses. They are designed in such a way as to make them suitable for adapting to any of our clients needs / requirements.

These courses are designed to give the participants knowledge of the threat posed by fire, of fire prevention and fire fighting equipment and the procedure to be adopted should an outbreak of fire occur. The longer courses obviously give a more in depth coverage of these aspects

• Certificates of attendance are issued to all course participants. The following is a list of the standard programmes and their content that we can offer :

A. Fire Safety Briefing –One hour course :

1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE.

2. FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURES.

3. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND THEIR USES.

4. DVD on "Extinguishing fire in the workplace".

5. DEMONSTRATION IN THE CORRECT USE OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS (indoor - no actual fire used).

B. Fire Safety Training for all : approximately Two hour course

1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE.

2. FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURES.

3. DVD on "Action in the Event of Fire"

4. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND THEIR USES.

5. DVD on "Extinguishing fire in the workplace".

6. OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION IN THE CORRECT USE OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS WITH A LIVE FIRE.

C. Fire Safety for Fire Wardens / Marshalls : four hour course :

1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE.

2. FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURES.

3. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND THEIR USES.

4. LEGISLATION in relation to fire safety.

5. DVD on "Extinguishing fire in the workplace".

6. THE DUTIES OF THE FIRE WARDEN.

7. DVD on "The Role of the fire warden".

8. A WALK THROUGH OF THE PREMISES. (Identifying fire points, fire alarm call points, escape routes and potential fire hazards)

9. HANDS ON TRAINING IN THE CORRECT USE OF PORTABLE HAND HELD FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.

D. Evacuation Drill Exercise :

This comprise of a pre-drill inspection and report, followed by the management of an actual evacuation exercise. The Exercise is arranged as follows :

1. Notify the fire brigade that a drill is taking place.

2. Sound the alarm taking a note of the exact time and check all alarm horns.

3. Check with the Fire Wardens at each Assembly Point that all staff and visitors are present.

4. Note the time taken to complete the evacuation drill and the checklist is completed, accordingly.

5. Have the Fire Alarm silenced and reset and inform Fire Wardens the building is safe to re-enter.

6. Discuss with the Fire Wardens and Employer how the exercise went and how it can be improved.

7. Oversee or make a brief report entry into the Fire Record Log Book


• For more information on fire training contact us on our web site or call us on 086 2654375

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Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems

You can't just throw water on a grease fire. You need to eliminate the fuel source and smother the flames in order to get a kitchen fire under control. Ansul R102 Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems are designed to do just that - effectively and reliably and in compliance with the UL 300 test standard, the R-102 system is also listed by Underwriters' Laboratories Inc. of Canada and carries the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals approval under Materials and Equipment Acceptance (MEA) No. 59-95-E. We at AA Fire Protection will design, install and routinely inspect your kitchen Ansul R102 Fire suppression system.

Typical installation locations of Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems include Hotels, Restaurants, School & University Cafeterias, Hospitals and Nursing Homes.

Half-Yearly Maintenance / Service includes

• 1. Inspection, checking and cleaning of all components

• 2. Replacement of parts as per UL 300 required

• 3. Testing and recharging when required

• 4. Report / Certification preparation

• 5. Recommendation of any Revisions or Repairs to the system found necessary

6. For more information Contact us on or web site or call us on 086 2654375

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Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrants annual maintenance service program to B.S. 5306-1:2006 includes :

1. Visual Inspection and Cleaning of all Fire Hydrants on site the check list items include: - Signage, Hydrant Cover, condition and suitability of coupling & lug.

2. Pressure & Flow meter reading noting individual findings

3. Completion of Maintenance Report

The British Standards 5306 Part 1 outline annual wet pressure testing of fire hydrants, to be carried out by competent persons and stresses the importance of regular maintenance of fire fighting equipment.

Legislation requires that fire appliance equipment should be regularly maintained and kept in full working order. Neglect in this area, by those responsible for the safety of the equipment, could constitute criminal liability, which may result on conviction, in a heavy fine or prison sentence.

Most building insurance policies carry wording which place the onus on the policyholder to maintain fire appliance equipment in the working order and there is a requirement that tests of fire equipment are carried out at least Annually to ensure it is in working order. Failure to comply could invalidate cover.

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• AA Fire Protection can supply a comprehensive range of Irish, and European Standard safety signs in rigid Plastic and aluminium.

When ordering your signs there are a number of important points to remember in relation to these standards

1. SIZE - The size of the sign should be sufficiently large and clear so that they can be easily seen and understood.

2. LOCATION - Safety signs should be located in the normal field of vision, and should be prominent, taking precedence over all other signs.

3. FIXING HEIGHT

a) Over doors & in open spaces

b) Wall fixed

c) Large open spaces such as factories and warehouses

Luminescent signs can be seen more easily than plain signs, and can therefore generally be smaller.

The following information is provided for guidance only, and should not be used as a reference for legal requirements :

"Signs must be used, where necessary, to help people identify escape routes, find fire equipment and emergency telephones. These signs are required under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 must comply with the provisions of that Act.

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EvacEuation Drills The information below gives a general description of some main considerations with regard to evacuation drills.
For more information on fire evacuation training contact us on our web site or call us on 086 2654375

Pre Drill Inspection Programme

Locate Assembly Points, checking all access.

Locate Fire Alarm Panel & check its service records also with the Emergency Lighting System.

Talk to your Fire alarm Company about running alarm test.

Check the "Fire Record Log Book" in relation to Previous Fire Drills & Fire Safety Training.

Check the "Fire Action" and escape route signage.

Check all stairwells and escape routes for accessibility, clearance, emergency lighting and signage.

Check that the fire exits leading to the "Assembly Points" are clear and usable.

Meet with Fire Wardens and have discussion regarding evacuated procedures and in particular rules to follow.

Forward a report on the inspection with recommendations, if necessary.


The Fire Drill

Notify the fire brigade that a drill is taking place.

Sound the alarm taking a note of the exact time and check all alarm horns.

Check with the Fire Wardens at each Assembly Point that all staff and visitors are present.

Note the time taken to complete the evacuation drill and the checklist is completed, accordingly.

Have the Fire Alarm silenced and reset and inform Fire Wardens the building is safe to re-enter.

Discuss with the Fire Wardens and Employer how the exercise went and how it can be improved.

Oversee or make a brief report entry into the Fire Record Log Book.

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Emergency Exit and Escape Lighting
Emergency lighting is not something you want to be in the dark about.
A power failure and subsequent loss of light at your place of business can be hazardous for you, your employees and visitors to your premises. Even momentary panic or confusion can result in personal injury or property damage.

Proper emergency lighting and signage are essential to keeping order and enabling safe and timely evacuation of your premises.

Keeping exit and escape clear and in proper working condition is an ongoing responsibility and a Health & Safety legislative requirement.

Fire Emergency Lighting Maintenance service guarantees

1. Comprehensive inspections, testing and Reporting to the required I.S. 3217:2006

2. Your emergency lights will work correctly in an emergency

3. Improved security for your property and personnel working there

4. Safer and more easily identifiable evacuation routes


Make sure your emergency and escape lighting is in working order before it's needed.

AA Fire Protection will support you with regular inspections, testing and maintenance so that you can be confident that if your lights go out,the Emergency lighting and Safety signs will lead your employees and visitors safely out of your building.

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• Fire Alarms and Detection
• Without Fire Alarm / Detection Equipment, your business - and your dreams - could go up in smoke. Early fire detection is vital to the safety of the people in your establishment or home. Proper installation and routine service inspections of alarm systems can help save lives and property.

A malfunctioning alarm can be as costly and dangerous as a fire itself.

AA Fire Protection can perform regularly scheduled maintenance and testing on almost every type of alarm system. They can also design and install on your premises systems that meet the required Irish Standard (I.S.E.N.3218:1989), maximizing safety and keeping you in compliance with current legislation.

• Our Fire Alarm Services guarantees

• 1. 24-hour fire alarm call-out service

• 2. Fire Alarm Systems are installed and maintained according to current legislative requirements

• 3. Alarm Systems are serviced / tested on a regular schedule by a qualified technician

• The three basic requirements for compliance to Irish legislation are

• 1. Quarterly System and Component Inspection

• 2. Annual Testing and Maintenance of all components

• 3. Recording of all maintenance or activation visits and inspections

• Make sure you get the earliest possible warning in case of a fire Outbreak on your premisses.

Fire Alarm Systems can include the following detectors: - Smoke, Thermal, Spark, Air Sampling, Linear Heat, Optical Flame, Beam, Water and Flammable Gas.

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Fire Fighting Equipment

Portable fire extinguishers are always the first line of defense when a fire breaks out at your workplace or in your home.If a fire breaks out your first port of call should be to sound the alarm and call the local fire brigade. Until they arrive a fully serviced fire extinguisher can make the difference between life and death. AA Fire Protection can offer the below extensive range of fire extinguishers

Water extinguishers

Water Extinguishers are suitable for class A fires caused by the combustion of solid materials, mainly of organic origin, such as: wood, paper, straw, textiles, coal etc. These extinguishers are available as either full jet or superspray versions.

Foam extinguishers

Foam Extinguishers are ideal where both A & B class fire risks exist. AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) is particularly suited to class B fires caused by the combustion of materials that liquify such as petrol, oils, fats, paints, tar etc.

CO2 extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers are suitable for class B risks involving flammable liquids and especially for electrical hazards. C02 is harmless to electrical equipment and is ideal for modern offices, electronic risks, and fires caused by the combustion of liquids such as: oils, fats, solvents etc.

Powder extinguishers

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are recommended for mixed fire environments because they cover type A, type B and type C fires. They are especially suited for flammable liquids and fires involving flammable gases such as methane, propane, hydrogen, natural gas etc.

Fire Blankets

 

Fire blankets have increasingly become recognised as an essential fire fighting aid, extensively used for smothering and extinguishing fire in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Product quality and reliability is of paramount importance.

Every fire blanket supplied & installed by us carries the prestigious British Standards Kitemark and has been tested and certified to the latest European Standard BSEN 1869:1997.

Hose Reels

Our range of manual and automatic hose reels has been designed specifically for reliability & performance. They are manufactured and approved to EN671.

  • Fully installed by our engineers, ready for operation.
  • Automatic or manual operation.
  • Accommodates 30m of 25mm or 19mm bore hose reel tubing.
  • Manufactured from zinc plated steel for corrosion protection.
  • Epoxy polyester powder coated for a high quality finish.
  • Beaded hose guides on fixed reels allow hose to be drawn out easily in any direction.
  • Hose reel tubing is manufactured and approved to BS3169

Extinguisher Stands

Aesthetic reasons can make the wall mounting of fire extinguishers unattractive. Open plan offices and other areas can present these problems when installing fire extinguishers. Likewise, in locations where it is not possible to wall mount a fire extinguisher because of unsuitable walls, a stand is also required.
Not only do extinguisher stands create a more pleasing appearance, they also help to establish a distinctive fire point.

Our stands are available in high impact weather resistant polyethylene or glass reinforced plastic (GRP). They are self-coloured red to BS 04-E-53. If required, we can supply stands in any colour from the BS5252 and RAL colour ranges. Please call for details.
Cabinets
Our range of extinguisher and hose reel cabinets are an ideal solution when fire equipment needs to be located outdoors or mounted on road vehicles. Manufactured in high impact polyethylene or glass reinforced plastic (GRP) they offer practical storage and protection from the environment. They are self-coloured red to BS 04-E-53. If required, we can supply stands in any colour from the BS5252 and RAL colour ranges. Please call for details.
Ancillary equipment

We supply a comprehensive range of other high quality and fully conformant products vital for people's safety in emergency situations, including:

  • Break Glass Key Boxes
  • Single And Double Escape-Door Panic Latches And Bolts
  • 15 and 25 foot Escape Chain Ladders
  • Hand Operated Rotary Alarm Bells
  • Metal and Plastic Fire Buckets
  • Extinguisher Anti-theft Alarms

Please contact us for any further information on Fire fighting equipment.

 

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