includes the inspection of up to 6 items (not including exit lights). The 6
items can be any of; extinguishers, hose reels, smoke alarms, fire doors, fire
blankets or hydrants. If you have emergency or exit lights, they require a 90
minute test- add $77 (for up to 6 lights). Our tech will need to inspect and
test all existing fire measures before issuing a certificate. It is possible
he will find you need to replace, or get other items installed, to meet the
Australian Standard. Therefore use the $195 as a guide. We
can give you a free quote first.
To place your interest in getting a fire safety compliance inspection or quote, please phone, or just fill in our contact us form. Call now on 02 65501066.
Our inspector will get in contact with you, to discuss your needs and give you a free quote.
Under the provisions of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP & A Reg), owners of buildings have a legal obligation to supply the Commissioner of the NSW Fire Brigades with a copy of any Fire Safety Certificate or Annual Fire Safety Statement, listing the fire safety measures applicable to their building.
A Fire Safety Certificate is a certificate that is submitted by the building owner, certifing all essential fire safety measures (listed in the Fire Safety Schedule) have been installed in the building, and are capable of perfoming to the standard listed in the Fire Safety Schedule (usually the Australian Standard)
A Fire Safety Schedule can be issued with the Construction Certificate. The
Fire Safety Schedule lists the essential fire safety measures that are to be
installed in the building or on the land and the Australian and/or other Standards
to which they must be installed.
Every twelve months, after the Fire Safety Certificate is issued, an Annual Fire Safety Statement must be prepared and forwarded to Council, and to the local Fire Brigade. The Annual Fire Safety Statement must state that a competent fire safety practitioner has inspected and assessed the fire safety measures in the building, and found that the measures are capable of performing to the Australian standard . A copy of the statement or certificate must also be prominently displayed in the building. What are the dangers of not doing an Annual Fire Safety Statement?
Council makes the owner responsible for submitting and signing the Fire Safety Certificate and the AFSS. No matter what the lease says, fire compliance is ultimately the responsibility of the landlord. When you sign a Fire Safety Certificate or AFSS you are declaring that the premises meets the Australian Standard for fire safety and has been maintained and "assessed by competent fire safety practitioner".
NSW Planning now has a definition of a "competent fire safety practitioner".But currently it is up to you, to satisfy yourself, that the person you choose is qualified. This will eventually be defined by industry bodies, but as of 1 Oct 17 you must attest to their competency!. We can assure you that our people meet that requirement. There are also new standardised forms that have to be used to submit your annual fire safety statement.
Clause 177 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 states that it is an offence to fail to provide the statement. Escalating cumulative weekly penalty notices apply for this offence. eg; $1000 per week [June 16]
If you don't submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement it could lead to civil or criminal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court. The maximum penalty for a breach is $110,000. From 1 Dec 17 there is a particular form that must be used to submit the AFSS. Our tech will have it.
But more importantly, a failure to meet these requirements can put people's lives at risk, as well as having liability implications for the building owner. Not having your fire equipment properly inspected, and not lodging an Annual Fire Safety Statement, could possibly void your fire insurance!
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