Navigating the Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) requirements can be a challenging task for any property owner or strata manager, but it’s essential to understand how to manage your AFSS effectively within the crucial 90-day timeframe to ensure that your building’s fire safety measures are up to date and fully compliant with the latest standards. 

With Betta Fire Protection by your side, you’re not just meeting the necessary deadlines; you’re setting the standard for compliance. Here are our top strategies for completing your AFSS on time.

What is the AFSS 90-Day Timeframe?

The AFSS 90-day timeframe is a pivotal period in the fire safety calendar. It marks the maximum allowed days from when an accredited practitioner inspects your building’s fire safety measures to when your AFSS must be submitted.

What Needs to Be Done by the AFSS Completion Date?

  • Inspection and Testing: The essential fire safety measures listed on the previous AFSS must be inspected and tested to confirm they are in proper working order. 
  • Repairs and Corrections: Any issues identified during the inspections and tests need to be addressed. Maintenance and repairs must be completed to confirm all fire safety measures meet performance standards set by the building codes and the AFSS.
  • Documentation and Records: Accurate and comprehensive records of the inspections, tests, and any corrective actions must be maintained. These records will support the AFSS, so it’s good practice to ensure they are available for review if required.
  • Completion and Endorsement: Once all fire safety measures are confirmed to be compliant, an accredited practitioner must endorse the AFSS to declare that all listed measures are checked and performing correctly. This needs to be completed within the 3 months (90 days) before the submission of the AFSS.
  • Submission: The completed and endorsed statement must be submitted to the local council and the Fire and Rescue NSW before the due date, which falls on the anniversary of the previous submission each year.

Streamlining the AFSS Process: Planning to Execution

1. Early Planning: The Key to Compliance

Avoid last-minute stresses and the AFSS due date creep by planning ahead. At Betta Fire Protection, we believe in setting the groundwork early for AFSS timeframes. This includes scheduling inspections well before deadlines and ensuring all parties are aware of the upcoming tasks. Early planning also reduces stress by providing ample time for any necessary repairs, adjustments, or approvals.

2. Quick and Clear Quoting

If an inspection identifies issues, time is of the essence. Our team prides itself on rapid, transparent quoting that is specially tailored for strata managers and businesses, complete with detailed photos and descriptions of the necessary repairs.

3. Consistent Follow-Ups

We don’t just send a quote and wait. Our proactive approach includes regular follow-ups to ensure that all parties are on the same page, and to address any queries or concerns that might delay the AFSS process. 

We’re Here to Guide You Through the AFSS 90-Days

With over 40 years of fire safety expertise in NSW, we’re not just another fire safety company – we’re your partners in compliance. Here’s how we can assist you with your AFSS:

– Providing All-in-One Service Excellence

Why juggle multiple providers when you can have Betta Fire Protection handle everything? Our technicians are skilled in inspections and accredited to endorse your AFSS, saving you time and reducing the hassle of coordinating with multiple contractors.

– Avoiding Access and Approval Delays

Navigating the 90-day AFSS timeframe can encounter common hurdles, such as gaining access to all required areas of a property and waiting on quote approvals. At Betta Fire Protection, we tackle these challenges head-on by adhering to our core value of open and frequent communication. We provide clear, comprehensive quotes that clearly outline the necessary actions and associated costs, keeping all stakeholders in the loop.

– Managing Your AFSS with our Client Portal

By registering for our client portal, you gain access to a comprehensive online dashboard where you can easily view property overviews, invoices, open tasks, and more. This portal not only helps in tracking maintenance schedules and service histories but also streamlines the management of quotes and document approvals.

– Being Proactive, Not Reactive with AFSS Timeframes

We anticipate issues before they become problems, saving you time, money, and stress. Our comprehensive service covers everything from AFSS completion dates to inspections and final endorsements, all under one roof.

It’s Time to Take Action and Secure Your AFSS Compliance

Ready to take control of your AFSS management? With our expert guidance, streamlined processes, and commitment to excellence, you can trust that your property is in safe hands. Contact us on (02) 8669 9100 and let’s make sure your fire safety measures are up to mark, well within the AFSS 90-day timeframe.

Do you have more questions about managing your AFSS? Check out our guide to AFSS frequently asked questions or listen to the Betta Fire Protection Podcast!