Over recent weeks during lockdown, there has been some confusion amongst our clients and inconsistency in the messaging from the industry and government about whether routine maintenance and testing of fire equipment was considered essential. Following approaches by FPA Australia, the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, has approved […]
February 18, 2021Blog
In a perfect world, every building would have simple regulations and requirements and understanding your obligations and responsibilities would be a breeze, but unfortunately it can be a bit of a minefield working out what fire safety standards you do and don’t have to meet to remain compliant.
January 22, 2021Blog
Well, in short, 100%. A property can’t be reported as compliant if it has not been thoroughly inspected. When ironing your work pants, you don’t do one leg and not the other. And when you’re filling a water bottle, you don’t just fill it half way. This same principle applies to fire safety inspections for your property.
January 13, 2021Blog
We get this question all the time, “I’ve given you a work order to do the repairs. Why can’t I have my completed AFSS?” The Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) is a document that says the essential fire safety measures (EFSM) on a site meet the minimum performance requirement.
December 17, 2020Blog
When it comes to safeguarding your property from potential fire hazards, it’s not as simple as just putting in a smoke alarm and checking the battery every now and then. There is a lot more to the process to ensure the safety of the tenants, the building and compliance under NSW law.
November 27, 2020Blog
Building owners MAY think the responsibility lies with the agent, but that’s NOT actually the case. More often than not, if there is a fire, the building owner carries full legal (and moral) responsibility for ensuring all people within the building, and the building itself, are protected adequately and fully compliant with the law.