Different types of fire protection systems provide different types of services. The fire protection contractors decide which one is best and which services they will provide, but they know all types.
Every year there are many fires on construction sites and in buildings that undergo refurbishment and results in many people being injured or killed. The property is destroyed, including irreplaceable heritage buildings. The industry that suffers disruption and unexpected costs from that can’t recover as before. A Fire Protection Contractor in Australia helps to reduce the number of hazards present on a building site. Also, they will reduce the fire risk by exercising control over the ignition and combustible risks on the sites.
Fire risk can be explained as the product of the probability of occurrence of a fire that is to be expected in a given process or procedure and the consequence or extent of damage that is to be expected on the occurrence of fire. Suppose anyone is familiar with risk assessment. In that case, he should also know the difference between a ‘hazard’ and a ‘risk’ that is a hazard can be defined as something with potential for injury and damage from fire and the presence of uncontrolled fire hazards that affects the risk, which means the likelihood of fire, rather than the consequences of fire. In a very simple term, the management of fire hazards is found in the basic ‘Fire Triangle,’ which is applied to the fuel and ignition hazards it is found on construction sites – and eliminating one of the sides of the triangle that will prevent fire from starting and being sustained. Of course, the fire protection contractors can only practically act on the fuel and ignition risks on a building site by reducing the oxygen, which is not considered. Therefore the fundamental to controlling the risk of fire is controlling the hazards.
Based on a determination of the clients’ specific needs, they are skilled at installing the system appropriate to their needs.
Types of some common Fire Protection Systems:
It employs an automatic sprinkler which is attached to a piping system containing air or nitrogen under pressure. When these airs are released, the water flows into the piping system and discharges only from those sprinklers that the fire has operated. Dry-pipe systems are installed instead of wet-pipe systems, that is, where piping is subject to freezing.
This fire protection system is designed to detect and extinguish fires in locations where standard suppression systems are not appropriate or adequate.
Pressured dry chemicals are used in conjunction with the proper detection system to extinguish a fire before it becomes detectable to the eye and thus help protect resources from damage and businesses from any major interruptions.
Carbon dioxide is a clean and non-flammable gas. It is commonly used as a fire-extinguishing agent for areas not typically occupied by people. CO2 helps extinguish fires very efficiently and effectively and even without leaving any toxic or liquid residue that might damage property or equipment.
Another type of fire protection system is foam extinguishing systems that effectively control and extinguish flammable liquid fires.
Work of fire protection contractor in MEP Building Services
The types of fire protection systems you need for your building may influence what type of fire protection services you choose. Some contractors only concentrate on one or two types of services.
For example, some perform portable fire extinguisher and kitchen system inspections, whereas some focus on sprinklers or fire alarms. The fire protection contractor helps you to clear the confusion and provide you their best.
Many questions may arise in your mind, like does the fire protection contractor cover all of the fire protection services you need? If not, then how will you cover any gaps, and if yes, then also how?
Who does the work of fire protection?
It would be best if you made sure that whichever fire protection services company you choose has the skills and knowledge to do the job, and fire protection contractors will help you do this.
Do they perform the work by themselves or by their contractors or contract it out to other fire protection contractors?
Only a few companies can install, inspect, and repair all types of fire protection systems, and they do it well.
The next question is, how much experience do they have about fire protection systems?
While researching fire inspection companies, they pay attention to how long they have been in business.
If you need a quick inspection, you can sell your building, as it will not matter much. But if you are looking for a long-term partner, you need to find out when the company was established.
Fire codes and technologies change day by day with the improvement in science, but the longevity of the technology proves that a company can do good work.
Who are some of the clients of fire protection services?
You might probably want to see the references which you did by hiring a contractor for your home. This would be a good business as the principle applies here.
Any fire protection company who does good work should have a list of happy clients who are ready to vouch for them.
Here are again a very few questions which you can ask:
- What was the biggest project of the fire protection company?
- How long do most of the clients of your company stay with you?
These are the basic questions that a client may ask or may arise to those who want to start a fire protection service or start a career as a fire protection contractor.