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This is what work should be undertaken during the COVID-19 level four restrictions according to a Position Statement issued by the Fire Protection Association New Zealand with consultation with the Ministry of Business and Employment The extraordinary COVID-19 restrictions currently in place are all aimed at preventing the loss of lives through the reduction of person-toperson disease transmission (either directly or via contaminated surfaces). Continue →
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Fire equipment maintenance is an essential service that must continue regardless of the pandemic, Wormald Australia CEO Andrew Lee is reminding business and property managers While the nation is in lock down to minimise the spread of COVID-19, there is still the need to maintain essential services. Continue →
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As the world’s fastest medium voltage circuit-breaker, Fusesaver can react in 10 milliseconds to prevent sparks from faulty power lines or traditional pole fuses, particularly ideal for countries and communities with high bushfire or wildfire risk The Yatala factory is home to the innovative Siemens Fusesaver, a product that is helping eliminate up to 80 percent of sustained electricity outages on rural networks in over 30 countries. Continue →
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Power management company Eaton has released a new arc fault detection device that provides critical all-in-one protection against electrical fires in homes and buildings With built-in arc fault detection, earth leakage current protection (RCD), short circuit and overcurrent protection (MCB) technology in one compact device, the AFDD+ can be easily installed on switchboards for new-builds or retrofitted in residential applications. Continue →
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Many commercial buildings around New Zealand are putting lives and property at risk because they don’t comply with fire safety standards, says John Lucas He became aware of this problem from insurers doing risk surveys and is leading an international seminar this month to highlight the issues and work on solutions. Continue →
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A Consumer NZ test of smoke alarms found ionisation-type smoke alarms performed so poorly retailers should pull them from the shelves Ionisation alarms give much less warning of smouldering fires, such as those caused by faulty electrical wiring, curtains draped over a heater, or a hot ember igniting upholstery foam, making it less likely you can get out of your home safely. Continue →