Extension Cord Fire Risk

A Puhoi family lost everything except a laptop in a fire caused by an extension cord, with one lamp attached. When they posted on social media to alert others to the risk of extension cords starting fires, they found that they were far from alone, with many others sharing similar stories.

Onehunga Industrial Fire Highlights

More than 80 staff and 20 trucks attended a “large and severe” fire in Onehunga as flames erupted at Wakefield Metals and Argus Fire Protection, who specialise in fire protection intelligence systems. This example of a fire in a commercial building with industrial materials is a sharp reminder of how quickly buildings can be destroyed by fire, and how crucial it is to evacuate swiftly and safely even when alarms are correctly installed and functioning. 

New Evacuation Regulations Promote Fire Safety

From 1 July 2018, changes to the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018 provide a new foundation for fire precaution measures and the safe, prompt and efficient evacuation in the case of an alarm or fire. While New Zealand has a good history of fire safety within commercial and industrial buildings and the loss of life has been minimal, a number of buildings are still affected by fire each year. The new Regulations aim to improve the level of protection building occupants have from the risk of fire.

Safety First – Supporting the Rescue Run since 2016

Safety First – Supporting the Rescue Run since 2016

Safety First health and safety consultants are experts at creating robust, workable health and safety procedures – even for events as unique as the Rescue Run! Our team are working alongside the fantastic New Zealand emergency services which will benefit from this run to ensure all contingencies are covered and Rescue Run participants can enjoy a safe and challenging run.

Precinct Properties & Safety First – A Safety Alliance!

When Precinct Property entered the Auckland property market in 2013, they teamed up with Safety First to ensure safer working environments for their tenant businesses. Safety First provide ongoing Management of Fire Evacuation Schemes in Precinct Properties, and offer Emergency Planning and Fire Evacuation training to tenant businesses.

Commercial Bay development – Designed with safety in mind

The incredible Commercial Bay project is set to transform the Auckland waterfront yet again in 2019. Safety First is delighted to be working alongside high profile professionals such as Martin Feeney, with the key partners of Precinct Property’s Commercial Bay project– Architects Warren & Mahoney, Fletcher Construction, Holmes Group, and RCP- to provide Fire Evacuation and Occupational Workplace Safety strategy advice.