INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

We perform both QA and recurring inspection and certification of new and existing buildings. For large developments we can also set-up an inspection and maintenance program with the body corporate. Fire safety inspections, upgrades and certification to ensure all aspects of your building are compliant with the highest possible fire life and standards; Our passive fire inspection and installation report outlines critical and non-critical defects and records all assets relevant to the passive fire protection log as specified in AS1851.2012.

INSTALLATION

We install passive fire equipment and structures in any new or existing building. If it’s an existing building and we find works to be incorrectly installed, we’ll fix them so they comply. Fire sealing of electrical, plumbing and communication penetrations to fire-rated elements to achieve the required fire rating level; Application of fire-rated gypsum/vermiculite spray to beams, columns, hollow areas, ducts and exhausts; Application of intumescent fire-rated paint to steel members.

RECTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE

We perform rectification and maintenance work so your building remains compliant with relevant fire containment and compartmentalisation safety standards. This includes: Fire-resistant doors, windows, shutters and access panels; Fire and smoke barriers such as fire-rated walls, block work walls, fire-rated ceilings, TBA Firefly cavity fire barriers and fire dampers; Fire-stopping elements such as fire-rated board encasements, fire collars, construction joint seals and switch box penetration seals.

AUDITS & REPORT COMPILATION:

During our compliance/essential services inspections, we are able to determine the compliant and non-compliant works. We also provide a comprehensive report outlining the critical and non-critical defects,together with rectification works required to bring everything up to code and our overall price to complete these works. This full itemised audit report is complete with cost analysis and photographic evidence.

We offer a complete suite of passive fire protection services including:

• Installation
• Inspection & Certification
• Creation of Baseline Data
• Audits & Report Compilation
• Maintenance – including creation of an A1 Maintenance Program to comply with current legislation
• Rectification
• Technical, Legislative & Quality Assurance (QA) Consultation

ALL PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS THAT WE ENDORSE, SPECIFY AND USE ARE TESTED AND APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RELEVANT BCA AND AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS. We can help specify the right passive fire product from all the leading manufacturers including Promat, TBA Firefly, Trafalga, Knauf, CSR and Boral. We only sell passive fire products that are fully tested and approved and meet all of the relevant building standards.

A1 MANAGED CERTIFICATION

Design, installation and certification of passive fire systems is a crucial part of any project. Yet implementation is often haphazard, left in the hands of numerous sub-contractors who may not have proper training and treat the process as an afterthought.

That’s why we developed Managed Certification — a more efficient process that saves builders and developers time and hassle, and eliminates certification rejections that causes cost overruns. The result is a streamlined process that prevents unnecessary rectification work and saves money.

Design

Our licensed Certifiers work with the architects and fire engineers to ensure the building design and specification — including fire-sealing, sprays and paints — adheres to relevant BCA regulations and Australian standards and is specified to the lowest possible cost;

Construction

Construction. Rather than bring in certifiers to inspect the day before settlement, our licensed and accredited staff oversee construction-in-progress to minimise the need for urgent, last-minute rectification and expensive overtime; Paperwork. To avoid having a dozen contractors individually complete the Form 16s and penetration register required for building sign-off, we manage the compliance process. Our certifiers and admin team liaise with your contractors and review all paperwork to ensure its all ready and correctly completed. This avoids the last minute rush and the high probability of delays and failed certification at the time of inspection.