Site assessments are done and equipment and services are supplied in accordance to your specific needs. All pressure testing will be done off-site and all refills and services will take place on-site. Pressure certificate are also given to companies and individuals where needed.
We are registered with SABS, SAQCC and SANAS.
Class A fires have an ordinary fuel source such as wood, paper, rubber, plastic and other commonly found items that burn easily.
Class B fires have flammable liquids or gas. The liquids include gasoline, oil, grease, tar, oil-based paint, etc. LPG, Butane, Methane and Acetylene are just some examples of gasses in this class.
Class C fires are known as electrical fires. Some examples include wires, fuse boxes, circuit breakers and machinery.
Class D fires have combustible metals such as magnesium, aluminum, lithium and other combustible metals or metal dust.
The fire tetrahedron symbol, although simplistic, is a good analogy for how to theoretically put out a fire. Fire extinguishers are used to put out the fire by taking away one or more of the required elements. This is done in various ways, for example by creating a barrier of foam / powder / carbon dioxide to prevent oxygen from getting to the fire, or by adding water, you can lower the temperature below ignition point.
Water fire extinguishers are identified in South Africa by a red label. These extinguishers can only be used for class A fires.
Foam extinguishers can be identified by a yellow or cream coloured label. The contents of these extinguishers are 1:8 ratio of Foam concentrate to water. This type of extinguisher can be used for both class A and class B fires.
Dry Chemical Powder (DCP) extinguishers are identified by a blue label. This type of extinguisher is very messy and can damage electronic equipment, but can be used on all classes of fires (A, B and C).
Carbon Dioxide (CO²) extinguishers can be identified by black labels. Like the DCP extinguisher it can be used on all classes of fire (A, B and C). When using a CO² extinguisher in confined spaces caution must be taken because the Carbon Dioxide displaces the oxygen as the partial pressure of carbon dioxide is raised higher than oxygen in the atmosphere. This type of extinguisher is not very efficient in outdoor or windy conditions. The user should also be aware that when used on combustible metal fires, toxic fumes are released that must not be inhaled.
Fire hose reels provide a reasonably accessible and controlled supply of water. The standard hose is 30m when fully extended and have an outside diameter of 19mm. They are designed to deliver a minimum of 0.33 liters of water per second. The flow and direction of water is controlled by the operator by means of a control nozzle attached at the end of the hose. The hoses come standard with a unique ball valve shut-off device, a plastic or solid brass nozzle and a mounting bracket.
Hose reels are located inside buildings and are used by the building occupants to fight fires, particularly in situations where they are trapped and unable to reach an emergency exit. The fire hoses are connected to the main water supply or the Fire Systems Feeds. The reels are normally mounted on walls, some are clearly visible and others are inside cabinets, in which case they must be clearly marked with the appropriate signage to clearly indicate its location.
There are two types of hose reels, manual reels and auto reels. Auto reels pull out 2m/3m before the water is automatically turned on, the water flow is then controlled by using the nozzle in jet, spray or off-mode.
Manual reels have an inlet valve that must be opened before the reel is run out, then like the auto valve, the water flow is controlled by the nozzle.
When a fire breaks out it is the untrained that panic, run or take dangerous and incorrect action. Don’t let this happen to you. Allow us to provide comprehensive training on how to safely use different fire extinguishers, hoses and hydro reels, etc. By developing an understanding about the fire and how to act when facing it can greatly reduce the extent of the hazard or threat to life. Knowledge is power in such threatening events!
In this course, you are taught about working with the body, how to assess a patient and how to safely move injured persons. You will also learn various key emergency techniques like CPR, as well as how to deal with some common emergencies like chocking, unconsciousness and more. Our courses are conducted by suitably qualified medical personnel, their training skills will ensure the successful completion of your training.
Legislation requires only the Occupational Level 1 First Aid Training. The certificates are valid for 3 years, as prescribed by the Department of Labour.