COMPLETE FIRE SAFETY is a Tasmanian owned and operated business that specialises in all aspects of Fire Safety and operates state wide from our Offices at 111 Howard Road, Goodwood in Southern Tasmania.
We conduct Fire Safety Compliance audits, Fire Risk Assessments, develop Workplace Emergency Response Procedures, supply & service all types of portable fire fighting equipment as well as developing and delivering site specific Competency Based Training in Fire Safety, Fire Fighting Equipment, Wardens and Chief Wardens roles & responsibilities.
The business started out as SAFE TASMANIA when the owner Stephen Shaw retired from the Tasmania Fire Service after 19 years as an operational Fire Fighter and Fire Officer and 10 years as a Training Instructor with TasFire Training at the Tasmania Fire Service training complex in Cambridge, Southern Tasmania.
In 2013 the name of the business was changed to COMPLETE FIRE SAFETY to better reflect the services that we provide.
Fire safety is vitally important for all occupants in every domestic & commercial building because of all the emergencies that do occur in buildings, FIRE is the most common.
Our mission statement is:
“To ensure that each and every workplace and the community are safe by providing cost effective fire safety and equipment products, high quality consultancy services and site specific training programs”
The Fire Safety Regulations in Australia provide information about the general fire safety regime for non-domestic premises.
The fire safety regime applies to most non-domestic premises (premises which are not private dwellings) and to homes in Multiple Occupation buildings which are required to be compliant.
If you operate, occupy, or have control over, non-domestic premises you are likely to have responsibility for fire safety but this responsibility will be in direct proportion to your level of control. The more control you have, the greater your responsibility. Additionally, an employer will always retain responsibility for the safety of his or her employees.
The fire safety regime requires those persons with responsibility of a premises to ensure the safety of others by putting in place appropriate fire safety measures based on an assessment of risk.
More than one person can have fire safety responsibilities for the premises. An employer, owner, landlord, tenant or a contractor carrying out repair work may each have fire safety responsibilities and are required to co-operate with each other and co-ordinate their fire safety measures.
The responsibility to carry out an assessment of fire risk, review such an assessment and to take fire safety measures rests with duty holders.
Duty holders, or their employees, may have the necessary training, skills, knowledge and experience to carry out their own fire safety risk assessment but they must consider their own capabilities, circumstances, and factors such as the size and use of premises and number of persons, in respect of the fire safety risk assessment process. Whilst duty holders are often best placed to know their premises, they may not have sufficient resources, skills or experience to undertake a fire safety risk assessment themselves and can arrange for a suitably qualified or experienced person or company to complete an assessment on their behalf.
If you are looking to contract a specialist, it can be difficult to judge the competence of companies and persons who advertise their services. The fact that a person or company is operating in the fire sector or that someone has previous fire service experience, does not mean that they are a fire safety risk assessment specialist. As with many other services, when looking for a specialist, it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that they have the necessary qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to assess the fire safety risk at your particular premises. You may also wish to consider whether you require a specialist who holds professional indemnity insurance.
It is vitally important that duty holders who wish to contract the services of external fire safety risk assessors verify that the assessor is competent in fire risk assessment and always request the names of other organisations that the assessor has completed fire risk assessments for.
If you would like some advice on your responsibilities or other organisations CFS has completed fire risk assessments for give Stephen a call or send him an email.
MOBILE PHONE: 0403 108 591