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We're here to help – for all your Fire Safety Needs

We're here to help – for all your Fire Safety Needs

Building and Fire Services are really proud to be able to service the whole fire and safety industry. 

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Why Trial Evacuations are important for your business

Why Trial Evacuations are important for your business

Here at Building and Fire Services, we are really proud to be able to help you with a whole lot of your compliance and safety needs. One of the things we want...

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Building Warrant of Fitness Tips

Building Warrant of Fitness Tips

What is a Building Warrant of Fitness and what kind of buildings have them? Find out more...

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How to Minimise Fire Alarm False Alarms

How to Minimise Fire Alarm False Alarms

We have all been in a situation where we are relaxing at home, and all of a sudden our smoke alarm starts incessantly beeping, when there is no fire or smoke. Here are some tips to help minimise your alarms from giving false alarms.

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How to Minimise the Risk of Fire at your Home and Workplace

How to Minimise the Risk of Fire at your Home and Workplace

Read this article to learn the different things we can have in our home to reduce the threat of fire

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Why You Should Have Fire Safety at Work

Why You Should Have Fire Safety at Work

As a business owner or manager, you have probably become an expert in “putting out fires” when it comes to employees, customers or other work-related drama. But what if you are dealing with fire at work, do you know what safety procedures should be in place?

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Elements of the Fire Triangle

Elements of the Fire Triangle

Making and using fire is one of the first major developments of human civilisation. It helped us develop more things and made us grow to where we are today.

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Teach Your Family Fire Safety at Home

Teach Your Family Fire Safety at Home

Annually, Fire and Emergency New Zealand attends to over 20,000 fires, with nearly 5,000, being house fires. In other words, 5,000 homes are burned, and 5,000 families suffer severe trauma, damage or loss of their home and loved ones every year.

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Building & Fire Services’ New ISO 9001:2015 Certification!

Building & Fire Services’ New ISO 9001:2015 Certification!

Building & Fire Services (2008) Limited is proud of the work we do and always work to the best standard we can. With our recent expansion of more staff and work capabilities, we felt it was time to prove our high standard of work. We decided to apply for ISO 9001:2015 certification through Bureau Veritas, and after a long process of interviews, audits, and investigative visits on their behalf, we were awarded our ISO 9001:2015 certification!

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Kind Hands Respite Care Cottage

Kind Hands Respite Care Cottage

Building & Fire Services is passionate about the Whangarei and Northland community and loves to be involved wherever possible. Fire Safety and Compliance for all Northlanders is our top priority and we take any opportunity available to share our knowledge or services!

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A Millennial Learns About: BWoFs

A Millennial Learns About: BWoFs

What is a BWoF?

No, seriously, what is it?? Because you know, I’m not really sure myself.

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How to Keep Safe with Evacuation Schemes and Other Emergency Procedures

How to Keep Safe with Evacuation Schemes and Other Emergency Procedures

Evacuation schemes for fire emergencies are vital for the effective running of a business.

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Do you know how to use a Fire Extinguisher?

Do you know how to use a Fire Extinguisher?

You probably see fire extinguishers everywhere, but do you know how to use one?

In this blog, we are going to provide tips on the do’s and don’ts of using a fire extinguisher. The thought of using a fire extinguisher doesn’t have to be intimidating!

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Have You Heard Our Building & Fire Services Radio Ad?

Have You Heard Our Building & Fire Services Radio Ad?

At Building and Fire Services we pride ourselves on the fact that we are local. As our recent radio ad says, “we are small enough to care, but big enough to help.”

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7 Tips on Mindfulness and Awareness of Safety at Work

7 Tips on Mindfulness and Awareness of Safety at Work

When thinking of arriving at work on a Monday morning at 8 am, the thought of the building burning down doesn’t seem all too bad, right? However, what happens if you are at work and a fire breaks out, the thought of the building burning down, suddenly doesn’t seem too appealing does it?

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Fire Safety Training for Your Company

Fire Safety Training for Your Company

Fire safety training is so important for your company. As a business owner, you will be well aware that operating a business entails many complex and varied responsibilities. At the top of this list, is ensuring the health and safety of your employees. The New Zealand government has consistently introduced health and safety provisions as legislative requirements designed to ensure the safety of employees in all occupations. But it’s not all about legislation.

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Know Your Bands from Your Classes: Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher for You

Know Your Bands from Your Classes: Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher for You

Your co-worker is yelling at you from the office kitchen. You run to see that a fire has broken out from the old toaster you’ve all been using for years. The fire is small and you feel it is safe to try to extinguish it. There are three fire extinguishers side-by-side in the main foyer of the building and another in the break room. Which do you choose? How do you use it? Time is of the essence. Would you feel safe trying to put this fire out yourself?

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