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4 August 2022 Is your genset primed to switch on when the lights go off?
A back-up power supply such as a genset is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during loadshedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly to be...
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25 July 2022 Beware of fire safety when going off-grid with a container home
Container homes are built from shipping containers used for freight in ships, trains, and trucks. They are quick to install, easy to transport, and cost-effective. This not only offers a novel alternative to...
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28 June 2022 Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment
Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on...
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6 May 2022 ASP Fire offers specialised services for the agri and food processing industries
With Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day taking place from 16 to 20 May, fire engineering specialist ASP Fire is highlighting its specialised expertise in the agri and food processing industries. “We install the best...
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7 March 2022 ASP Fire turns up the heat on gender diversity and inclusivity
ASP Fire has made great progress in empowering women and providing opportunities in the male-dominated field that is engineering consulting. This is according to Fire Engineer Nanzi Bika, who specialises in...
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28 February 2022 Students return to campus, but is their accommodation still safe?
The issue of fire-safety requirements for student accommodation is again being highlighted now that university students are slowly returning to campuses as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. “Fire-safety requirements...
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2 February 2022 Cape Talk Interview with ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk
Interview with Michael van Niekerk, CEO of ASP fire risk consulting about the fire at Parliament .
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20 January 2022 Houses of Parliament blaze highlights need for fire protection for heritage buildings
The fire that broke out at the Houses of Parliament in central Cape Town on 2 January has again raised the issue of protecting heritage structures and other buildings containing priceless artefacts or documents from...
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6 December 2021 How to ensure your Festive Season is not a fiery one
With the Festive Season almost upon us, homeowners are urged to ensure that basic fire-risk mitigation measures are in place if they are going away on holiday, highlights ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The...
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19 November 2021 SAFM Interview with ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk
ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk joins the show to discuss how to keep safe during load shedding. Load shedding poses a significant fire safety risk. van Niekerk urges all homeowners to put basic fire-risk...
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