Voltec Maintenance - Fire Extinguisher Testing

If a fire occurs right now, do you know if your fire equipment is fully operational? Has your company had fire blanket testing or other fire protection testing done recently?

Voltec Maintenance Pty Ltd is a local Townsville business specialising in preventative maintenance. Part of our commitment to this is our capability to provide Fire Testing Services here in Townsville. We offer fire extinguisher testing, fire blanket testing, and fire protection testing, as well as a wide range of maintenance services.

Does your company need fire extinguisher testing? Contact us today for a no-obligation quote.

Importance of Fire Equipment Testing

Fire equipment testing and inspection ensures that you and your employees can be prepared for a fire emergency and respond quickly. This will aid in reducing property damage, avoiding injuries, and most importantly, saving lives.

Voltec maintenance offer quality fire testing services. Contact us for more information.

Reliable Fire Testing Services in Townsville

Voltec Maintenance offer service & maintenance of
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Hoses
  • Fire Evacuation Diagrams
  • Fire Doors
  • Paths of Travel – Fire Doors

Please note, as a general guide, one fire extinguisher is required for every 15 meters of floor space you have. This becomes more complex depending on the environment of your site. Fire blanket testing is extremely important, as they are perfect for Class F fires (which involve cooking fats and oils) as well as clothing fires. This means that fire blankets need to be immediately accessible and safe for use in an emergency. However, our Fire Technicians will be able to accurately install, maintain and service in accordance with your requirements.  

Read more about our fire protection testing and services below and contact us for more information. 

Fire Extinguisher Testing

Understanding the Classes of Fire Extinguishers

  • Class A:
    For basic fires.
  • Class B:
    Used on flammable and combustible liquids.
  • Class C:
    Required for businesses where flammable gases are in use.
  • Class D:
    For controlling fires started by combustible metals.
  • Class E:
    Extinguishes electrical fires.
  • Class F:
    Used in kitchens where grease fires are the greatest risk.

Water

Only suitable for class A fires.

Foam

Suitable for fighting class A and B fires.

Powder

Designed to combat class A, B, and C fires

CO2

Used for combating class B and electrical fires (Class E)

Wet Chemical

Designed for combating fires that involve class F fires

CO2

Used for combating class B and electrical fires (Class E)
  • Water

    Only suitable for class A fires.
  • Foam

    Suitable for fighting class A and B fires.
  • Powder

    Designed to combat class A, B, and C fires
  • CO2

    Used for combating class B and electrical fires (Class E)
  • Wet Chemical

    Designed for combating fires that involve class F fires
  • CO2

    Used for combating class B and electrical fires (Class E)
Call us to learn more about the importance of fire equipment testing and receive a no-obligation quote.

The Voltec Maintenance Fire Process

Firstly, we need to identify how many fire assets your site contains. This can be done in one of two ways, such as: one of our fire technicians can visit the site or you can send us a picture of your evacuation diagram.
We will then quote your fire servicing requirements and possible replacement or installation if needed.
Once accepted, we will be in touch. We will arrange a time and date for our Fire Technician to visit the site to ensure everything is compliant in accordance to Fire Safety Standard Guidelines.
Our technician will attend the site, complete testing and accurately record data pertaining to all your fire assets
Lastly, we will compile the data and give you copies of your Fire Safety Metrics, Fire Safety Certificate of Compliance and recommend any changes if required. Following this, we will send you an Calendar reminder for one month in advance of your next testing. This ensures peace of mind and ease of booking the next round of testing.
Does your company need fire protection testing? Contact us for a free quote.

Common Fire Misconceptions

A lot of business owners sit back and believe that their office or workshop is safe enough. Even if you have the gear, if it’s not being maintained, a great risk is still present. According to Firesafety.com.au, 95% of Fires in the workplace are extinguishable. Having extinguishers in the workplace and making your team aware of them is crucial in protecting your businesses future. Hence, ensuring that your workplace has routine fire extinguisher testing and fire blanket testing is essential for the safety of you and your employees.

Furthermore, another alarming statistic states that only 13% of people are aware of what type extinguisher to use given the type of fire. This can lead to potentially fatal risks regarding electrical based fires. Hence, the importance of getting professionals to correctly set up and maintain fire protection testing for your fire safety needs.

Contact us today for all of your fire testing services.

Fire Testing Intervals in Townsville Queensland

Fire AssetInterval Testing Required atInterval Required Replacement at
Fire Extinguisher
6 Monthly

5 Yearly

Fire Blanket
6 Monthly
If Used
Fire Hose
6 Monthly
If Damaged
Fire Hydrant
6 Monthly
If Damaged
Fire Door
12 Monthly
If Damaged
Path of Travel
12 Monthly
If Obstructed

Get a free quote for your fire equipment testing

Call us today to get free expert advice or a no-obligation quote for all of your fire testing services. We believe in doing the job the right way, not the easy way.

In addition to general fire equipment testing, we are specialised in commercial electrical services. Are you looking for a commercial electrician? Learn more about our Electrical Test and Tag Testing, RCD Testing, or Emergency Light Testing.