Call Our Toll-Free Number: 1300 302 994

What Fire Can Do To Us and Our Establishment

Fire has been discovered and used by our forefathers some million years ago and since then the humanity has been very dependent on fire to survive. People use fire  to prepare their meals, boil water, produce heat to warm up during winter, burn chemicals to produce goods that we need everyday and so much more. Fire is given to us by mother nature is just reproduced by human for whatever serves its purpose. We can control the way we use fire, but there are times that we really just can't. 

A fire could start in less than 30 seconds and less than 5 minutes for it to go out of control. And not only that because smoke also comes along with the fire. During a fire, the surrounding is very dark and before you know it you are already about to collapse due to the lack of oxygen. Fire can cause so much destruction as its tendency to be so severe escalates every second.

History has taught us some very important lessons about the wrath of fire. The Great Fire of London in 1666 is one of the greatest manifestation of fire's stronghold in vanishing a city by not taking extra care of it. The English city was burned down not only for one whole day but for a couple of days. In the modern days, we see news on TV and read the headlines on the newspapers about fires that happens almost everyday. The effect is so devastating as it not only caused property, but also the lives of many. That is how big the damage is when fire starts without any precautionary measures. Of course, there are many ways in preventing fire nowadays and there are already many materials mainly used for against fire that's been invented by many. Procuring fire extinguishers and installing fire and smoke alarms are one of the.

However, when it comes to helping you reduce the spread of fire and smoke to different compartments of your home of establishment, reliable fire doors play the  key role. By which this means that people inside the establishment will have enough time to leave the premises affected by fire and find a safe place away from it. While all these are happening, fire doors are also up there trying to stop the fire and smoke from contaminating everyone. They can hold fire for up to 4 hours depends on the door type and its certification.

But can you believe that door like this one can help save lives and property by containing the spread of fire and smoke? It is only good of you to believe. These fire doors are not your ordinary door. They are built with high-end and tough materials to withstand fire at any level of it. All the materials and parts of it are fire rated. So when we say fire rated they are all tested and have past the government's standard. Fire doors must all be certified as mandated by the Australian government. You would know that a fire door is certified when you see a tag on the side. This tag will tell you who the name of the maker, installer and certifier of the fire door. The fire rating is also found in the same tag. The rating will determine how long can a door hold a fire before it could spread around the area.

But after all, we still need to make sure that our premises are clear and prevent fire at all cost. We still need to stand on the notion that prevention is still better.



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

Speak To Us