In Australia, hotel owners are required to follow the same fire safety regulations as all businesses. These establishments must issue a fire safety policy for their workers and maintain compliance. The first step in achieving this objective is to identify all devices that are required and install them. Next, a fire safety plan must be devised and acquire adequate training for all employees. Local providers offer services to help these owners manage their Hotel Fire Safety requirements.

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Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Requirements

 

Sprinkler systems are installed in the ceilings of all rooms, corridors, and interior spaces. The systems distribute water once a fire is detected in a given space. The systems are connected to an alarm system that generates an alert to notify all occupants of the presence of a fire.

The alarm systems and smoke detectors are situated throughout the building. Once a fire or smoke is detected, these systems alert fire rescue authorities. All fire safety devices that are connected to these alarm systems perform the task for which they are designed immediately. They reduce the impact of the fire by decreasing the severity of property damage and protecting the occupants against injuries.

 

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Fire Indicator Panels control sprinkler systems and are part of Hotel Fire Safety Systems

Fire Extinguishers and Placement

 

According to Australian regulations, fire extinguishers must be placed inside all motel / hotel rooms. The extinguishers must be appropriate for paper-related fires. They must possess tags that identify all steps for using the extinguishers. They must be placed in areas where they are visible to occupants at all times.

Additionally, fire extinguishers must be present in all kitchen areas, corridors, and any areas in or nearby occupied spaces. The hotel owner must acquire the appropriate fire extinguisher types appropriate for these areas. They must be based on the type of fire that is most probable for these areas. For example, if the hotel has an on-site kitchen for breakfast preparation, they need an extinguisher that puts out grease or oil-based fires. All extinguishers must be tested on a monthly basis according to Fire Safety for hotel’s regulations.

 

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Emergency Evacuation routes should be clear and well signed

Designated Escape Routes

 

The hotel owner is required to post maps for all designated fire escape routes. These maps must appear in all guest rooms, corridors, and exit or entrance ways. The hotel staff must know these routes to aid occupants in the event of a fire.

Installing Fire Exits and Emergency Doors

 

The owner must install lighted fire exit signs throughout the hotel. They must be positioned in all corridors to guide guests to safety. Additionally, the hotel must have emergency doors near these signs to aid guests when escaping a fire.

 

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FCF Fire Safety technician ensuring fire door opens properly

Employee Fire Safety Training

 

All employees must attend fire safety training. The training course informs them of all fire safety regulations and compliance requirements. It presents them with the motel’s fire safety policy and plans. They learn about fire safety devices and escape plans that they will need in the event of a fire.

In Australia, all hotel owners must follow all fire safety regulations to remain compliant. These regulations are enforced to prevent fire-related deaths in these establishments. Hotel owners who need assistance with Fire Safety for Commercial Accommodation should contact FCF Fire and Electrical today.