Clause 182 of the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 requires the owner of any building class 1b or 2 -9 to maintain each fire safety measure in that building in accordance with relevant standards of performance as per the Development Consent, Construction Certificate or a previous Fire Safety Order that was issued upon that property.
Each year, in accordance with Clauses 177 and 180 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 the owner of a building must:
- Forward a copy of the Annual Fire Safety Statement and a copy of the current Fire Safety Schedule to their Council and to NSW Fire and Rescue; and
- Prominently display a copy of the Annual Fire Safety Statement and a copy of the current Fire Safety Schedule in the building.
An Annual Fire Safety Statement is a statement issued by or on behalf of the owner of a building to the effect that:
- Each essential fire safety measure specified in the statement has been assessed by a properly qualified person and was found, when it was assessed, to be capable of performing:
- in the case of an essential fire safety measure applicable by virtue of a fire safety schedule, to a standard no less than that specified in the schedule, or
- in the case of an essential fire safety measure applicable otherwise than by virtue of a fire safety schedule, to a standard no less than that to which the measure was originally designed and implemented, and
- The building has been inspected by a properly qualified person and was found, when it was inspected, to be in a condition that did not disclose any grounds for a prosecution under Division 7 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000.
Building owners need to be aware of the date on which the Fire Safety Statement must be submitted to Council and make the necessary arrangements for the fire safety measures to be inspected and certified before this due date.
Owners are advised to employ the services of a professional fire safety consultant who is suitably qualified and fully aware of the relevant Building Code of Australia Requirements.
Oncall Energy meets these requirements.