Keep your family Safe
Your family should be the most precious people in your life. So why would you not want to keep them safe?. Contrary to what most people think, being at home can be one of the most unsafe areas to be. Every day there are people who are injured or lose their lives at home because of the lack of care taken. Major causes of incidents in the home are from faulty smoke alarms, carbon monoxide leakage, faulty fire extinguishers and faulty electrical appliances. At SafePower we can help to keep you and your family safe by offering the following services.
Fire Extinguisher Testing:
Most people don’t bother to have their extinguishers tested on a regular basis and then when its need the most, find it does not work correctly. Statistics have shown that the majority of homes do not have fire extinguishers and those that do have most likely never had them tested. Portable fire extinguishers are a first-attack fire-fighting appliance and are particularly effective for fire that is in an early stage of growth. Fire extinguishers which comply with Australian Standards should be marked with a classification and rating, determined in accordance with AS/NZS 1850:1997, that indicates the class and size of the fire for which the extinguisher has been tested. Testing of fire extinguishers should be carried out every six months.
An extinguisher should be selected for its capacity to extinguish a perceived type and size of fire relevant to the identified risk. At SafePower Test & Tag Systems our technicians will be able to determine if the correct fire extinguishers are placed in the correct locations of a home. We are able to carry out all tests associated with the above standard. Once the tests have been completed we will then provide:
Records: A maintenance record system shall be provided to the property owner or occupier to sequentially record the maintenance carried out on fire extinguishers.
Reporting: A report including any discrepancy found with the location, type, size, rating or identification mark during servicing shall be provided to the owner of the equipment in writing.
Testing of Home Appliances:
Testing of electrical appliances in the home can help in preventing accidents happening. Research has shown that as we move into a disposable society more appliances are becoming faulty. In Australia there is a house fire every 26 minutes with a large percentage of those fires caused by electrical fault from defective appliances. The two headlines below are factual headlines from newspapers from fires that were caused by electrical faults of appliances.
AN electrical fault is believed to have caused a fire that gutted a house and unit this morning at Kensington Gardens.
An elderly woman is alive thanks to a neighbours’ courage following a house fire in Melbourne’s south-west today.
“Don’t Risk Your Family”
Have Your Appliances tested annually by our competent Technicians
We now have available a home testing program that enables you to have all of your appliances tested annually. To enable rental tenants and home owners to do this we have our own weekly payment program available to approved clients.
Smoke Alarm Testing in Homes:
Fire Brigade and Fire Investigation Research Unit indicates that 33% to 50% of all residential house fire fatalities may have been prevented if the homes had working smoke alarms. Statistics compiled from our testing of residential smoke alarms has indicated that 47% of smoke alarms failed to meet compliance with the EPPA and BCA legislations and regulations. Given there is a house fire every 26 minutes in Australia, with most occurring at night resulting in countless deaths and injuries each year, it is simply not worth ignoring fire safety in your home.
As a SafePower Test & Tag Systems service we can test all of your smoke alarms in your home. Our thorough testing process will give you peace of mind.
How we test your smoke alarms:
- Place dust catching sheet on floor under the smoke alarm.
- Set up a sound level meter 3 meters from smoke alarm location.
- Check smoke alarm location is correct and then press test button to see if it actually works.
- If working, then we check inside the smoke alarm to ensure expiry date is within specs.
- Replace battery and test siren by pressing button, if this meets the minimum 85 decibel reading we will continue to service the alarm, if not we will consult with the client as to the next step.
- Test the smoke alarm using smoke testing equipment.
- Thoroughly clean the inside of the smoke alarm, removing insects, dust and debris.
- Once cleaned and tested close up cover and record results for the client.
Call us today 0n 1300 760 636 to discuss your in home safety options