A fire hose reel is a first attack piece of fire-fighting equipment. It is designed to be used as a quick-response method by any member of the general public for fighting fires in their early stages. Hose Reels are suitable for Class A fires: Paper, Textiles, Wood, Most Plastics and Rubber.
Do NOT use on electrical fires, remember water conducts electricity, so using a fire hose reel on it could lead to electrocution!
Fire Hose Reels are easy to use and provide a virtually unlimited supply of water, as they are connected to the mains water supply, and should extend for approximately 35 metres.
Fire Hose reels consist of a length of non-kinking tubing. They are permanently connected to a water supply and consist of a main turn on/off valve, a hose guide, and a hose with a nozzle. The control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.
Hose reels provided for firefighting purposes must not be used for cleaning purposes, this can lead to fines.
All Hose Reels require inspection & testing every 6 months in accordance with Australian Standards. This testing is to ensure that the hose reel is operational in the event of an emergency. During this testing inspectors will check the hose for many things, whether or not there is water at the nozzle, if the hose is leaking, that it is free from dust and debris that can wear away at the hose and that it is operating to its full capacity.
Compliance Services Australia can provide a free no obligation quote of your site for testing requirements as well as provide information and advice of best practices to suit your needs. Contact us today on 9099 8822 or email us now.