The fire industry in South Africa has recently received a lot of attention due to the the high profile fires that occurred, most notably the inner city fire in Johannesburg that tragically claimed the lives of several firefighters this month. While fire fighting can be considered the reactive element of the fire equation (broadly speaking), the proactive element in preventing fires starts with regulation, construction and inspection of fire protection systems.

In light of this here is a recap of the ASIB blog posts which contain information pertinent to the ongoing debate around fire protection, insurance, and most importantly, life safety in buildings and the standards that are used throughout the country. Take a look at the list below and after a couple of minutes you will have a better understanding of some of the issues that the industry and country face in figuring out how to best protect people and buildings.

  1. Why ASIB?
  2. It’s not Hollywood – myths around fire sprinklers
  3. How do you even do an inspection?
  4. Sometimes less tech is better
  5. Burning money- the cost of fire
  6. So many standards so little time

The series will continue next week but if you have any questions in the mean time please reach out to ASIB on Twitter as they have a wealth of information at their fingertips.