Bushfires are a part of life during the Australian summer – especially in more arid parts of WA. For the most part, homeowners are well aware of encroaching fires that have the possibility of approaching their property, and this means that they have plenty of time to clear out and secure any of their belongings. But even so, you can never be too safe.
If you live in a part of Western Australia that is prone to bushfires, then the best thing that you can do is go out of your way to ensure that your belongings are secure. One simple way to do this is to invest in a fire-proof cabinet that can protect key documents that would be difficult or time-consuming to replace in the event that they were lost in a fire.
As the Department of Fire & Emergency Services states, it’s important to understand and prepare for fire risks if you live close to the bush. This is true even for those who live in metropolitan areas. Knowing the risks allows you to make preparations so that you are prepared in the event that a fire does encroach upon your home and property.
House Fires and Bushfires: Preparing for the Worst
Of course, the most important consideration for those who live in a fire-prone area comes down to personal safety for everyone in the family. It’s important to know and understand the various fire danger ratings instituted by your local government so that you can be prepared to react when real danger is at hand.
But it’s also essential to have protocol in place to protect your belongings as well. Once you are certain that everyone in the house safe and secure, you’ll naturally begin worrying about some of your more important belongings – such as family heirlooms, expensive possessions and important documents. But at this point, it’s often too late to take any action.
If you had the foresight to secure these belongings in a fire-proof cabinet or safe, you’ll enjoy much greater peace of mind. Different fire-safety cabinets have different specs, and they’re not all equally effective. With that in mind, do your research and spend some time shopping around for the best model.
Finally, using a fire-resistant cabinet is also a wise idea for business operators in WA, as they can assist in preventing liability claims from personal staff injuries and workplace-related accidents.
Why Our Fire-Resistant Cabinets Stand Out
The fire-safety cabinets available from Sepmar are different from many of the others you’ll find on the market. For starters, they feature a robust closing mechanism with only one moving part. This increases the cabinet’s reliability. They also feature a UL two-hour fire endurance rating, which means our cabinets are able to withstand the flames long enough to get the fire under control.
Furthermore, all of our safety equipment is subject to mandatory compliance from Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations as well as Worksafe regulations and manufacturer specifications. They’re intended to be regularly maintained, serviced and tested by a qualified technician who has been approved for the maintenance of and supply of correct manufacturer parts. These are important considerations when the safety of your valuables is on the line. If you are looking for fire resistant cabinets, contact Sepmar.