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Fire prevention company’s offering in demand  

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has had a productive first quarter, with numerous projects being completed or nearing completion last month. These projects include implementing or upgrading fire-detection and -protection systems for a hotel in Honeydew, Gauteng; a citrus pack house in... 

Genset failure can cost companies dearly during load shedding

9th February 2021 A back-up power supply such as gensets is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during load-shedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly to be able to cope with such outages. Genset failure due to a lack of proper maintenance... 

Cold weather spikes home fires

21st August 2020 Public benefit organisation Household Energy Safety Association of South Africa reports that emergency personnel have had to respond to fires at homes and in informal settlements across South Africa as the current cold snap continues. While many of these home fires are accidental, there are... 

Maintaining the health of hospitals when it comes to fire risk

17th March 2020 The fire risk faced by hospitals was revealed dramatically when the theatre section of the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital in Cape Town was gutted by fire on Friday 13 September 2019. Earlier in May 2019, patients from the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto, Gauteng had to be evacuated... 

ASP Fire assists architects to make modern buildings safe

25th February 2020 It is critical for modern buildings to have the necessary fire detection and protection systems in order to comply fully with the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act 103 of 1977), Fire Protection, as set out in SANS 10400 Part T: 2011. However, ensuring that a... 

Managing the fire risk of transformer explosions at substations

13th February 2020 One of the largest and busiest airports in Africa, OR Tambo International in Johannesburg, was plunged into temporary darkness on Sunday 12 December after a transformer at a substation in Kempton caught fire. While this highlights the vulnerability of such critical electrical infrastructure,... 

Converting older buildings into housing is a hot topic for fire safety

9th October 2019 The City of Johannesburg has announced an ambitious plan to convert 500 dilapidated buildings into affordable accommodation over a two-year period to stem a critical housing shortage. However, repurposing or adapting older buildings poses unique challenges in terms of fire-safety requirements,... 

Converting older buildings into housing is a hot topic for fire safety

9th October 2019 The City of Johannesburg has announced an ambitious plan to convert 500 dilapidated buildings into affordable accommodation over a two-year period to stem a critical housing shortage. However, repurposing or adapting older buildings poses unique challenges in terms of fire-safety requirements,... 

Businesses that ignore fire safety likely to have the heat turned up

12th September 2019 Businesses that experience significant damage due to fire – such as the loss of warehousing space, equipment, or stockholding – struggle to regain their competitive advantage. This is why it is critical for all businesses to ensure that they have adequate fire-safety measures in place, ASP Fire... 

CBD buildings undergo fire assessment and upgrade

By: Halima Frost     23rd August 2019 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has finalised the fire system due diligence checks on seven buildings for a reputed investor who intends to buy the properties to repurpose as offices. Six of the buildings are located in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) and one in the... 

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