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It is with great pleasure that we announce Allpipe Engineering & Fire Protection Pty Ltd has been acquired by Link Fire Pty Ltd.

This partnership will enable us to not only continue providing the high levels of customer service and quality workmanship that Newcastle and the surrounding areas have come to expect from Allpipe, but will also enable us to further improve and expand upon the service capabilities, allowing us to provide a wider range of high quality services to clients in the area all under the one roof.

In the coming months our Newcastle clients will start to see a few changes taking place, such as the following:

  • The rebranding of the Newcastle business as ‘LINKfire’;
  • Electronic issuing of service reports, defect quotes and invoicing;
  • Provision of detailed service reports with photos of defects and non-conformances;
  • A free online client portal where you will have 24/7 access to all of your service reports, defect quotes, invoices, asset lists, service schedules and more.

This will enable us to continue improving in our drive to become the best of the best when it comes to delivering maintenance of essential (fire) safety measures. It is an exciting time ahead for us and we look forward to continuing and growing our relationships in this next stage of our evolution.

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Together we can make a difference.

Linkfire is donating $20,000 to the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal.

 

Every contribution is valuable . . .

We have all seen the devastation and ongoing anguish that the recent and ongoing Bush Fires have forced upon communities in Victoria and New South Wales. In times like this it is important that we all come together to help however we can. This is what we can do.

We encourage our partners, our clients, our suppliers, governing bodies and our competitors to all support the efforts of any of the services helping our affected communities. Some are listed below to make donating easier:

  • Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
  • Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery
  • Bushfire Disaster Appeal

Please make an effort to contribute to support our wider community in this time of danger and hardship.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) have recently updated the approved form for the Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR). The AESMR is a document produced annually that states a building owner has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all Essential Safety Measures (ESM) in their building have been inspected, tested and maintained as required so they can fulfil their purpose. It is a legislated requirement for building owners to produce this report annually under the Building Regulations 2018 (“the Regulations”).    

 The updated approved form was gazetted by the Victorian Government on Thursday 12th September 2019 and the VBA have now made it available on their website. This approved form replaces the previous version introduced by the VBA in June 2018.

 The previous version of the approved form was created by the VBA shortly after the new Regulations came into effect in June 2018. Unfortunately, Linkfire and other ESM maintenance companies found that this version of the approved form was unsuitable as it extended beyond the regulatory objectives of the Regulations and did not align with the practical operational requirements of the ESM maintenance industry. Linkfire and other ESM maintenance companies worked closely with the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) to provide the VBA with feedback and suggestions on how the form could be improved and many of the improvements proposed by FPAA members have been adopted in the new approved form.    

 Linkfire are currently in the process of updating our systems and processes to incorporate the new approved form and this will come into effect for all of our clients shortly. If you have any questions about the new AESMR approved form, or we can assist you in any other way with your ESM maintenance needs, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 1300 669 439.