As Australia reels from the scathing bushfires, it’s important to recognise and evaluate how fire inspection and prevention can be improved. For natural disasters, it can be easy to push prevention and protection efforts into the future, only to be caught out when it is really needed.
There is no better way to prepare for and prevent things in the future than to evaluate what is important to do before things happen. This means having a thorough and up to date routine fire inspection and testing in line with industry regulations. In Australia this follows the Australian Standards system, building off the Industrial Organization for Standards (ISO). The Australian Standards AS1851 requires scheduled maintenance and inspection for all fire safety equipment and systems. Such inspections can vary depending on the building or facility application, which naturally requires both a customisable and adaptable inspection solution and method. Digital is today revolutionising fire inspections in Australia. Alongside new features for the inspector, paperless inspection solutions often also contain proactive triggers and notifications which can keep all necessary personnel in the loop of all inspection notices, protection updates or fire prevention reports. For inspections in Australia and across the Pacific region, digital is taking a lead in helping to prevent and protect against the natural disasters, by improving inspection and compliance.