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.
Lift Maintenance and Fire Safety are Two Very Different Things By now, you’re most likely aware that new legislation was introduced on July 1, 2020, that makes it compulsory for your Annual Fire Safety Statements to be signed off by an accredited CFSP (Competent Fire safety Practitioner). But have you been made aware that the […]
The highly anticipated Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) has now been formally approved by the NSW Government. As of July 1, 2020, the FPAS has been recognised for: Fire Systems Design (FSD) – for practitioners who endorse plans and specifications in accordance with clauses 136AA and 146B of the EPAR; and Fire Safety Assessment (FSA) […]
April 1, 2020COVID-19
Maintaining fire safety compliance during COVID-19 restrictions As protective measures to keep the community safe from COVID-19 ramp up across the state, we thought it best to keep communicating through this difficult time and keep you abreast of how we can help you manage your fire risk obligations. Our core responsibility at Betta Fire Protection […]