Fire Services - Aqua Metro Pty Ltd
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Fire Services

Fire Services

Client

South East Water

Location

Various

Key Sector

Water

Contract Type

Construction

Duration

2019 – 2020

Key Facts

Fire protection systems are designed, installed, tested and maintained to ensure water – which may come from water tanks, mains water connections, dams or reservoirs – can be reliably used to control fire until emergency services personnel arrive. The existence and correct design and installation of fire protection systems are critical for protecting people, buildings and assets in a fire.

Fire protection plumbing work relates to:

  • hydrants and hose reels.
  • residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems.
  • commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems.
  • fire system pump sets.
  • In each of these areas, experienced Fire Protection plumbers typically do the following work.

Background

As a registered practitioner, Aqua Metro is able to understand and apply the compliance requirements of Fire protection plumbing work under:

  • AS1851 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment.
  • AS2118 Automatic fire sprinkler systems.
  • AS2419 Fire hydrant installations.
  • aspects of the National Construction Code that relate to fire protection plumbing.
  • Undertake Fire Protection work to a safe and competent standard.

Scope of Service

The scope of services generally comprises of the following:

  • work safely at heights, which may involve working with scissor lifts or knuckle booms, mobile scaffolding and other access equipment such as ladders.
  • read plans and understand the design and layout of a building’s fire protection system, and the requirements of that layout.
  • read, interpret and apply a range of complex information, including the relevant Australian Standards and manufacturer specifications for different components of the fire protection system.
  • do oxy-acetylene and arc welding, and know how to weld safety.
  • understand the impact of different building occupancy codes on installation requirements for fire protection systems.
  • know the processes for isolating system interfaces correctly, and know the functionality of a wide range of system interfaces.
  • install and join pipe work and work with different materials, including plastic, copper and steel.

Safety

  • Working from heights were managed through innovating a rolling platform on the roof, thereby eliminating live edges while giving full access to site crew for coating application.

Environment

  • Works were carried out with all requisite environmental controls in place to ensure no liquid could not enter stormwater system on site.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • All works were carried out in coordination with Priority Plumbing team at SEW Water.
  • Liaison with council and local residents for seamless delivery.