There was a fire! We have lost the site… This is probably the worst kind of call to get at 3 AM. In this technologically booming day and age, one of the most significant risks to a business is the potential loss of data or losing communication capabilities in your data centre. Data is what makes the world go around, for all the amazing capabilities of the equipment installed it was never intended to endure high temperatures or damage caused by contaminants contained in smoke and other chemical results of fire. Equipment may sometimes be replaceable off the shelf, but in many cases, equipment is imported and custom-tailored to the client’s use and may take months to replace if at all possible. Damage done to buildings and equipment are tangible items but the loss of operational capacity in the data centre or losing data may have much more catastrophic revenue implications. While good practice building rules and passive fire protection like firewalls and fire doors may prevent a building from burning down completely, it would be no consolation to have the building standing but the site offline or damaged irreparably, only active protection has any efficacy to stop a fire…
The Electrical SWMS training was presented by one of our Directors, Nikki Labuschagne, a leader in his field with many years of experience. During the Electrical Installation Safe Working Method Statement Training, the employees were educated on: Conduit and Trunking to be installed according to the National Electrical Standards. Cables/Wiring to be installed according to the National Electrical Installation Specifications. Distribution Board Installation to be done by qualified electrician(s). Installation of Luminaries. Electrical Installation Testing – Dead tests must be conducted before live testing. (Megger and continuity tests). Certificate of Compliance (COC) to be done by competent person (Electrician with Wireman’s license). Lockout Procedures With this empowerment of knowledge and skill, the employees of Multi-Net Systems are committed to deliver product and services that constantly satisfy or exceed our Customer expectations by delivering the best quality of installation and striving for continual improvement.
Multi-Net Systems strives at all times to be accessible, viable, dynamic and deliver services and products that exceed expectations. Our aim is to be on the forefront of new products and services available in the HSSD Systems Industry. We are accredited installers of the following: Laser Sense Securiton Vesda Wagner Some of our Clients include: BMW Department of Public Works Eskom Exxaro Imperial Logistics Johannesburg Development Agency SABC Vodacom
Our second SWMS training session was focused on one of our specialised services – CCTV and Access Control. The CCTV and Access Control SWMS training was respectively presented by Schalk van der Merwe and Wiets Engelbrecht. Both these individuals have many years’ experience and are highly qualified and respected within the Security industry. The objective of the CCTV SWMS training is: To address the safe methods for CCTV Installation, in compliance with regulation on all sites. To ensure the safe working operation of employees at all times. To avoid damage to equipment and machinery. To avoid breaks in production (down-time due to an accident and/or incident). To ensure correct installation (first time right). To ensure compliance with Legislation. During the Access Control SWMS training the following topics were discussed: Installation of Access Control System Equipment, including Controllers, Readers, Door Magnets, Door Closers, Break Glass Units, Door Monitors, etc. Programming, Fault Finding and Commissioning. Completion Document Control, Operating Maintenance Manuals and Close Out Handover By empowering our employees, we consistently aim to provide outstanding services, thereby ensuring our clients receive the best quality, with every installation – big or small, commercial or residential.
Multi-Net Systems strives at all times to be accessible, viable, dynamic and deliver services and products that exceed expectations. Our aim is to be on the forefront of the latest products and services available in the Gas Suppression Industry. We are accredited installers of the following Gas Suppression Services and Products: Argonite FM200 Inergen Novec Pyroshield Some of our Clients include: BMW Department of Public Works Eskom Exxaro Johannesburg Development Agency Loftus Office Park SABC Vodacom
Multi-Net Systems kicked off the SWMS training initiative with one of our specialised services – Fire Detection Installations. The training was facilitated by Mauro Manenti and Andre du Plessis who are highly qualified and respected individuals who have many years’ experience within the Fire Detection industry. During the Fire Detection Safe Working Method Statement Training, the employees were educated on: The correct and proper method of installing Conduit and Trunking. The installation, connection and labelling of Detector Bases, Break Glass units, Sounders, Strobes, Interface/Input units and Relay/Output units. The installation, commissioning and programming of Fire Panels. Fault Finding of the system. Safety Regulations, Quality and Environmental requirements related to the installation. Positive feedback was received from both the trainers and trainees who attended the training session. With this empowerment of knowledge and skill, the employees of Multi-Net Systems are committed to deliver product and services that constantly satisfy or exceed our Customer expectations by delivering the best quality of installation and striving for continual improvement.
Our aim is to be at the forefront of new products and services available in the Fire Detection Industry and to deliver services and products which exceed client’s expectations. Our aim is to be on the forefront of new products and services available in the Fire Detection Industry. We are Accredited Installers of the following Fire Detection Products and Services: Aritech Bosch Edwards Honeywell Securiton Technoswitch Ziton Some of our Clients include: BCX BMW Department of Public Works Eskom Exxaro Illovo Point Loftus Office Park SABC University of Pretoria Vodacom Westgate Shopping Centre
Today we are celebrating Women’s Day and the powerful women who have helped shape Multi-Net Systems. Multi-Net Systems’ women are patient, inspiring, compassionate, kind, strong, fierce and excels in everything they put their minds to. Today we thank each and every woman who has contributed to the Company’s successes, without you we would not be where we are today! “Here is to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them!” – Unknown
Multi-Net Systems is always looking for ways to develop and grow our technical and administrative staff. During the months of July, August and September our staff will be attending Safe Working Method Statement (SWMS) Training on the various specialised installations Multi-Net Systems have to offer. This training aims to empower our employees and to enable them to deliver services that consistently satisfy or exceed our Customer expectations by ensuring the best quality of installations.
We would like to thank and congratulate these Fire and Integrated Security Systems (FISS) Department Top 3 Performers for their hard work and determination during the month of July. Your determination and perseverance does not go unnoticed. Keep up the good work!! 1st place: David Mafotja 2nd place: Thabang Moema 3rd place: William Lehutso