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Fire Protection: Preventive Fire Protection, Technical Fire Protection

Fire Protection

Fire hazards lurk in many places in commercial businesses, industrial plants, hospitals, retirement homes and schools.

There is a particularly great risk of fire in production, storage and packaging divisions and, naturally, in all places where large crowds of people gather, such as in shopping malls and convention centres. A fire in such locations may have fatal consequences.

Preventive fire protection:

Preventive fire protection has become an important factor for businesses. Companies cannot afford production downtimes or the loss of their premises as a result of fire.

Taking into account the great importance placed on the protection of people, property and the environment, official notices of approval increasingly require the installation of automatic fire suppression systems in accordance with the Technical Guidelines for Preventive Fire Protection (TGPFP).

Our experience – your benefit:

TÜV AUSTRIA is an accredited inspection body for preventive fire protection. Our services in this field include acceptance tests and periodic inspections of the following fire protection systems:

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire control systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems Smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems Gaseous fire suppression systems
  • Spark suppression systems
  • Standpipes/wall hydrants 

Acceptance tests and periodic inspections carried out by TÜV AUSTRIA as an accredited inspection body

TÜV AUSTRIA is an accredited inspection body for preventive fire protection. Our services in this field include acceptance tests and periodic inspections of the following fire protection systems:

  • TGPFP S 103 Spark suppression systems for organic shavings and fines
  • TGPFP S 111 Smoke exhausts for staircases
  • TGPFP S 112 Pressurised ventilation systems
  • TGPFP S 122 Extended automatic fire suppression systems (repealed in June 2011, integrated into 127)
  • TGPFP S 123 Fire alarm systems
  • TGPFP S 125 Smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems
  • TGPFP S 127 Fire sprinkler systems and extended automatic fire suppression systems
  • TGPFP F 128 Standpipes/wall hydrants TGPFP S 140 CO2 fire suppression systems (repealed in September 2015, integrated into 152)
  • TGPFP S 151 Fire control systems
  • TGPFP S 152 Automatic fire suppression systems, special gaseous extinguishing agents, since September 2015 new term: “gaseous fire suppression systems” (incl. former CO2 fire suppression systems)

Services in fire safety engineering, safety engineering and building safety

Fire Safety Officer:

We assume the duties of the Fire Safety Officer for you. From managing the required third-party and in-house inspections to maintaining records through to the annual fire alarm and evacuation exercise.

We are your competent partner when it comes to minimising risk.

On-site fire safety inspections:

Do you require a fire risk assessment of your property?

Besides surveying and assessing the risk of your property, our experts are happy to consult you with regard to improvement measures and statutory requirements.

Fire safety plans:

Does TGPFP A 107 stipulate the creation of a fire safety plan for your property?

Our network of experts has decades of experience in drawing up such plans. At the same time, it is an independent entity, developing tailored fire safety measures in conjunction with you.

We assist you in achieving your safety objectives and consult you on the most suitable and most cost-effective fire safety measures.

Risk management:

Have your risk exposure assessed by independent experts and let them determine and implement risk-minimising measures subject to a cost-benefit analysis.

Our services range from implementing simple organisational and technical measures to introducing operational continuity management in order to safeguard the company’s continued entrepreneurial performance in the event of a failure of central units or even the entire premises, so as to be able to meet e.g. existing delivery commitments.

Fire safety plans:

Fire safety plans, evacuation plans and rescue plans must be designed such that they provide the necessary information to users at a glance while at the same time complying with official requirements.

We assist you in developing and implementing optimisation measures and are at your disposal for technical questions of any kind.


Performing evacuation exercises

Fire-fighting measures to be taken by civilians on-site

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