Fire Protection Consultancy Services

Gielle service teams are industry leaders in testing, maintaining and repairing fire protection systems. With specific expertise in building maintenance and safety, Gielle can provide Fire Protection Consultancy Services, Annual Assessments, BCA Assessments and Fire Upgrade Assessments.

Assessment services

Regular inspection and maintenance of fire protection systems is important as it is required by law in most circumstances.
Gielle can assess key fire safety measures within a building such as:

Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
Automatic fail-safe devices
Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
Automatic fire suppression systems
Emergency lighting
Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS)
Exit signs
Fire control centres and rooms
Fire doors
Fire hydrant systems
Fire seals protecting openings in fire resisting components of the building
Fire shutters
Fire windows
Fire hose reel systems
Lightweight construction
Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles
Portable fire extinguishers
Safety curtains in proscenium openings
Smoke and heat vents
Smoke detectors and heat detectors
Solid core doors
Standby power systems
Wall-wetting sprinkler and drencher systems
Warning and operational signs
Paths of travel to exits

Owners Annual Fire Safety Assessment

Where applicable, the law requires building owners to engage a qualified person to assess fire safety measures in buildings each year. If the inspection is not performed properly by a qualified person, the building owner may be held liable. Engaging Gielle for the assessment satisfies this obligation.
Comprehensive fire safety assessment

Our fire protection consultants determine when the fire safety measures were installed in your building and research the performance standards that was applicable at the time (not today’s standards).
The inspection identifies whether:
the fire systems listed on council’s schedule exist on your premises, and are correctly listed by council
the fire systems can perform to the relevant World Standards and legislation
changes to building structure or use effect fire system performance
the fire equipment is correctly located and has no obvious damage
the routine inspection, testing and servicing is being performed and any defects found have been rectified
the status of the paths of travel to the exits including the exit doors, in connection with the relevant state regulations.
A detailed report, including photos is prepared.

The report:

identifies fire measures and their relevant standards
reports on the measures’ capacity to perform to their relevant standards
recognises relevant issues in respect to paths of travel to the exits
identifies and classifies any defects
includes a Fire Safety Statement prepared for the building owner.
About Gielle’s Engineering and Assessments team
Our team of consultants is engaged full time to carry out an array of fire safety assessments. Our projects range from single residential strata buildings to multiple highly complex buildings.
With comprehensive industry experience, technical backing and proven track record, we make sure we are always up to date and informed of legislative requirements. We focus on our customer’s needs and expectations in order to deliver our products in a timely and professional manner.
Our experienced staff deal with complex issues / systems and ensure all matters arising are dealt with accurately and professionally. We liaise with all our clients in a professional and friendly manner and have the ability to work in occupied locations without interruptions of staff.

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