4 Key Considerations When Hiring a Fire Protection Service and Maintenance Contractor

4 Key Considerations When Engaging In a Fire Protection Service and Maintenance Contractor

When it comes to engaging in a fire protection service and maintenance contractor, there are four important factors to keep in mind.

This article aims to provide you with valuable insights into aspects such as reference checks, effective communication with your chosen contractor, maintaining protection of your site and the importance of having a comprehensive safety and management plan.

Selecting the Right Fire Protection Service and Maintenance Contractor 

To ensure you choose the right fire protection service and maintenance contractor for your needs, you should start by conducting thorough reference checks. Reach out to previous clients and review sites that Integral Fire Protection has completed works at or currently maintains the fire equipment and systems.  You will find this information within our capability statement, on our webpage or you can contact our team by clicking here, and we will happily forward through a number of our current customer recommendations.  These references can be invaluable in your decision-making process, whether the project involves fire equipment installation, emergency lighting, fire protection service and maintenance or fire alarm maintenance.


Effective Communication with Your Contractor

Clear and effective communication is essential when working with a fire protection service and maintenance contractor. It helps establish mutual understanding and ensures that both parties are on the same page. Effective communication includes setting clear expectations, scheduling dates and times, and having contingency plans in place to address any anticipated on-site issues. Ensure that Integral Fire Protection’s team understands your preferences for job progress updates, including reports and feedback. It is critical that they are well-versed in your site-specific regulations and management plans, especially in case of emergencies or major events that may require evacuating the premises.


Maintaining Protection of Your Site

Maintaining protection at your site during the project is vital. Ensure that the site remains protected at all times even while the works, maintenance and/or upgrades are tacking place. Plan for potential shutdowns, taking into account lead times, delays and any associated costs.  Ask yourself questions such as how site protection will be maintained, what safety challenges may arise, and whether additional contractors and/or equipment are needed to ensure the project runs smoothly and is completed on time and in line with the allowed budget. It is also paramount that you confirm the appropriate permits and documentation are up-to-date, if/where required.


Developing a Management Plan

Having a comprehensive management plan in place is essential to address unforeseen events or unavoidable circumstances, such as maintaining protection of the site and working efficiency and effectively during and after work hours to meet the project deadlines. Simple but effective plans can help you manage these issues correctly. For instance, you can send out emails or text messages to inform all stakeholders about changes in access or time delays in the project and/or the proposed work area. Keep an open line of communication with Integral Fire Protection, requesting regular updates during repairs or downtimes, and specifying your expectations for prompt reports and expert opinions to facilitate same-day solutions and prevent future issues occurring.

In conclusion, hiring a fire protection service and maintenance contractor, like Integral Fire Protection, requires careful consideration of reference checks, effective communication, site protection and safety and a comprehensive management plan. By following these principles, you can ensure a seamless and successful engagement from initial contact to project completion. If you’re looking for a hassle-free solution that meets all these requirements, Integral Fire Protection is experienced in delivering efficient results and has the track record to prove it! For more information, please contact us by clicking here, calling us on our land line (08 9467 7319) or sending us an email at info@integralfireprotection,.com.au

Remember that the silliest question is the question is the questions that you didn’t ask!

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Be the best fire protection company, not the biggest!


Since inception Integral Fire Protection have always strived to be the best fire protection company, not the biggest fire protection provider in Western Australia!  This is something that our Managing Director Matthew is very passionate about and something that, we as a company, have stayed true too.

The goal to be the best and not the biggest comes down to prioritising quality over quantity and not getting sucked into growing too fast and upsetting our clients.

How do we make sure that we are providing our customers with the best service possible?


Communication is key!  Our team of professionals are always in contact with the client and are regularly keeping them updated on the project and the estimated timeline to completion.  Even once the project is completed, the team will follow up with any recommendations, rectification quotes and/or feedback on the project.


Quality service, Integral Fire Protection aim to employ the best and most experienced Fire Technicians and industry professionals.  This allows us to complete all of our works to the highest standard, on time and to budget.  Click here to view our services.

Pricing and affordability

Affordable and competitive pricing, Integral Fire Protection are constantly reviewing our processes and systems to make sure we are as efficient and productive as possible.  By refining these processes, procedures and systems we are able to limit the double handling on each and every service/project job that we complete.  Time is money and if we can complete the job faster due these efficiencies then…….. our clients are getting the most competitive prices available.  Click here to view our online store.


Innovation, this ensures that we are staying ahead of the curve and that we adopt the newest available systems, software and equipment to increase our efficiencies.  Once again, these efficiencies allow us to pass any time savings onto our clients.

Customer focus

The customer always comes first!  We care about you and your assets and we are passionate about the services we provide.

Education and training

Education, here at Integral Fire Protection we are constantly training and educating our staff to make sure we are always up to date with the forever changing industry standards and requirements.  But, we are also big on educating our clients!  Educating our clients on the services that we offer and why they are so important is something that we are extremely passionate about.  We have an array of education information available to the public on our webpage, click here.  We encourage people to learn more about our industry and the importance of fire protection across all assets.

Check out Integral Fire Protection’s training animations via the links below:

How to use a fire blanket

How to use a fire extinguisher

Our team have also put together a hand fire extinguisher selection chart that can be found via the link below.  You will find a high resolution fire extinguisher selection chart that you can print, free of charge, and mount at your property so that, in the event of a fire, your staff and/or any of the patrons/residents are able to select the correct fire extinguisher for the class of fire that is present.  Please be sure that, prior to fighting a fire, you are trained and competent to do so.

Fire extinguisher selection chart

Learn more about Integral Fire Protection’s commitment to our clients!

Fire protection specialists W.A.

We offer a large selection of quality and bespoke fire protection services.  Looking for a professional company to manage and take care of your fire protection systems and equipment?  Click here to contact us today!

The team at Integral Fire Protection would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to contact us via phone on our land line 08 9467 7319 or send us a quick email at info@integralfireprotection.com.au.  If you would like to pay us a visit in person, you are also welcome to come down to our office which is located in Malaga, 10/348 Victoria Road, Malaga 6090 Western Australia.

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