Essential fire safety measures

Essential fire safety measures
Read about what parts and types of buildings require essential fire safety measures. Essential Fire Safety Measures canterbury bankstown Generally, the Building Code of Australia specifies in what parts or types of buildings the essential fire safety measures are required.  


​​Fire Safety​ Certifications 

This is the Certificate, which tells us that the measures comply with the appropriate performance standards. It must be lodged with us immediately upon completion or upgrade of works. Find out how to lodge one here.

Fire Safety Statement

This tells us that the services have been maintained to the appropriate performance standards. It also tells us that you've fully complied with all rules. The building owner must send us a Fire Safety Statement within twelve months of the Fire Safety Certificate. Get y​ours here.

Remember

It's so important to ensure your building complies with legislation. You can find out more about the legislation here

You may be fined if you do not complete all forms personally – it's not up to the person doing the inspections.

 

​​Fire safety measures include:​

  • Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire resisting shafts;
  • Automatic fail safe devices;
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems;
  • Automatic fire suppression systems;
  • Emergency lighting;
  • Emergency lifts;
  • Emergency warning and intercommunication systems;
  • Exit signs;
  • Fire dampers;
  • Fire control centres and rooms;
  • Fire doors;
  • Fire hydrant systems;
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire resisting components of the building;
  • Fire shutters;
  • Fire windows;​
  • ​​Hose reel systems;
  • Lightweight construction;
  • Mechanical air handling systems;
  • Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles;
  • Portable fire extinguishers;
  • Safety curtains in proscenium openings;
  • Smoke and heat vents;
  • Smoke dampers;
  • Smoke detectors and heat detectors;
  • Smoke doors;
  • Solid core doors;
  • Stand-by power system;
  • Wall wetting sprinkler and drencher systems; and
  • Warning and operational signs.


 

Generally, the Building Code of Australia specifies in what parts or types of buildings the essential fire safety measures are required. Visit their website for details.​

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