9 August 2021 – Global fire protection maintenance software provider, FireMate (headquartered in Brisbane, Australia) has partnered with Standards Australia to deliver a pioneering integration between FireMate’s software and the Australian Standards™. The integration saves time when inspecting and maintaining fire protection equipment and ensures the correct application of the relevant and current standards. Prompts from within the FireMate Mobile App directly assist fire protection maintenance teams in inspecting life-saving equipment in buildings and facilities.
Without the integration, maintenance teams unproductively search through hundreds of pages of information on devices or thumb-through printed copies of the Australian Standards™ to locate appropriate information. With the integration, the same teams are immediately provided in-context information like required water flow rates for fire hose reels as they inspect it, saving time and reducing the chance of errors. (Image shown right).
Rob Thomas, Managing Director at FireMate, said:
“The FireMate and Standards Australia software integration will enhance the productivity of fire protection businesses and improve compliance with the Australian Standards™.” Rob Thomas is a former fire protection contractor and was the CEO of one of Australia’s largest fire protection maintenance providers before founding FireMate. “We have been working with Standards Australia on this integration and licencing project for over a year. Ensuring that accurate information is always available in a simple and easy-to-use manner is critical for our customers and their customers. FireMate is including this additional functionality and full access to the relevant standards within the FireMate subscription for field and office users.”
“Standards Australia’s vision is that standards, already part of safety, modernisation and risk management, should be used in innovative and cutting-edge digital solutions,” said Mr Adrian O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer of Standards Australia.
“To achieve this, Standards Australia is executing a strategy where innovation becomes pivotal to the organisation’s operating model,” said Mr O’Connell.
Assistant Minister for Industry Development, Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Australia, and it is great to see Australian intellect leading the world forward in fire safety.”
The integration of the standards will be rolled out to FireMate customers in the coming days. Rob Thomas went on to say that “This is just the beginning of our partnership with Standards Australia. Even deeper integration between the Australian Standards™ and our software platforms is already under development that will further enhance the productivity of fire protection maintenance providers.”