Fire

Beating the heat with PPE

11 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

High temperatures are a cause for concern for outdoor workers and increase the risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, heat stress and heat stroke.


Standards update — national approach to fire protection maintenance

27 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

National businesses are being urged to standardise maintenance of fire protection as Victoria joins the rest of Australia in implementing fire protection maintenance standard AS1851-2012.


Safeguarding your worksite against electrical fires

04 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Simply Energy

Simply Energy provides guidelines on how to safeguard your worksite against electrical fires.


PVStop fire-retardant liquid tarp for solar panels

01 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Solar Developments Pty Ltd

PVStop has been designed from polymer film technology that acts a 'liquid tarp' to switch off a solar PV system in seconds, which renders the entire system safe in the event of a fire or other emergency situation.


Photoelectric smoke alarms will be the way of the future

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

With the mandatory installation of photoelectric smoke alarms in all homes in Queensland, one manufacturing company is ceasing production of ionisation smoke alarms altogether.


Things to consider when selecting a fire protection contractor

31 May, 2016 by John Lynch, General Manager Business Support Services, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

As industrial, construction and mining sectors undertake rationalisation programs and centralise procurement, cost and efficiency are weighing more heavily into the purchase of fire protection systems than ever before. While these are important considerations, this should never be at the expense of life safety.


Fighting fire with science

11 March, 2016

A UQ researcher and 'fire chaser' has won a national competition for a project that looks at fighting intense bushfires with science.


New owners for Australian Wormald fire business

01 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

The deal for global fire and security company Tyco to sell off its Wormald Australian fire business has now been finalised.


RMIT technology on track for China

28 January, 2016 by Greg Thom, RMIT | Supplied by: RMIT University

Technology developed at RMIT to detect powerline fires before they happen may be adapted for China's extensive, and very fast, rail system.


Fire protection challenge for Melbourne shopping centre

23 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

A glass-roofed atrium in one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest shopping centres presented a fire detection challenge solved by Xtralis.


Tyco VIGILANT Generation 6 MX Addressable Fire Detectors

24 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Tyco Fire Protection Products

Tyco Fire Protection Products has released the VIGILANT Generation 6 MX Addressable Fire Detectors range including the Heat Detector (850H), Photo Smoke Detector (850P) and Multi-sensor Smoke and Heat Detector (850PH).


Bushfire monitoring system gives updates every 10 minutes

14 August, 2015

A new bushfire monitoring system, due to be operational by June next year, can provide updates to emergency responders every 10 minutes — a vast improvement to the current rate of every 6 hours.


FLIR K-series range thermal imaging firefighting cameras

01 July, 2015 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

FLIR Systems has added the FLIR K2 and FLIR K65 to its K-Series range of thermal imaging cameras.


Xtralis VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector

19 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

The VESDA-E VEA from Xtralis is an aspirating smoke detector (ASD) that provides accurate information on the location of a potential fire source.


7 fire safety tips for manufacturing facilities

10 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

The impact and cost of fire in a manufacturing facility should never be underestimated.


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