There are a number of fire safety standards Australia has in place to make sure that local workers are safe. We are lucky enough to live in a country where our government places great emphasis on workplace safety. In order to ensure you adhere to the current standards, ask us about our fire testing services today.

If you own or operate a business, you must be compliant with the national safety standards. At Jim’s Fire Safety, we are experts in fire protection inspection services. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to the fire safety standards you need to be aware of if you’re running a business.

Fire Safety Standards Australia

We’ve included a selection of relevant standards here, but you can find a comprehensive list of fire protection standards on the SAI Global website.

  • AS 1603 – Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • AS 1851 – Maintenance of fire protection equipment
  • AS 2118 – Automatic fire sprinkler systems
  • AS 4214 – Gaseous fire extinguisher systems
  • AS/NZS 1841 – Portable fire extinguishers
  • AS//NZS 1850 – Portable fire extinguishers – classification, rating and performance testing
  • AS/NZS 3504 – Fire Blankets
  • AS 3959 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
  • AS 3772 – Fire protection of cooking areas
  • AS 1266 – Fire control plans for ships

If you want to search for a fire safety standard, you can do so on the website. To view all relevant fire protection standards, simply select this option from the drop-down list. Here, you can purchase a standard or view a preview.

fire safety standards australia

The SAI Global store contains hundreds of workplace safety standards that are applicable to your business. It is worth browsing through the other categories if you have any queries, or getting in touch with our team to discuss electrical and fire specific standards.

Australian Standards Fire Protection Systems

There are standards for both fire protection equipment and fire warning systems. Below are some of the published standards for fire protection systems. Again, you can visit the Standards Australia website or SAI Global for more information.

  • AS 1603 – Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • AS 2118 – Automatic fire sprinkler systems
  • AS 4428 – Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems
  • AS 5062 – Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment

Fire Standards Australia – Why are they important?

We need to have standards in place so that workers and businesses are protected. If everyone has the same expectations, there’s no room for confusion. Fire safety standards are informed by current legislation from the Australian government. This legislation is reviewed periodically to ensure the safest conditions are provided to employees throughout the nation.

It’s really handy to have measurable evidence of your effort to provide a safe workplace. This way, if something does go wrong, as long as you meet the current fire safety standards Australia has in place, your business will not be liable.

Fire Equipment Maintenance

At Jim’s Fire Safety, we inspect and test fire protection equipment for businesses across the nation. The main standard we work with is the AS 1851 – 2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment. There are multiple sections of this standard, including requirements regarding the maintenance of fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, and fire blankets.

In compliance with this standard, we provide reports to all of our clients. This will help you prove compliance if there’s ever an accident at your place of business.

If you have any more questions about the fire safety standards Australia has released, contact us today. We’d be more than happy to discuss your business’s specific requirements. Call us now on 131 546 or fill in the online form for a free quote.