-By your local Council or an accredited certifier in relation to a construction or complying development certificate
-By the local Council with a fire safety order
-By the local Council in some cases with a development consent, such as for a change of use in an existing building.
A fire safety schedule is only applicable if any of the above occurred after 1988.
The new regulation -Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 places the onus on building owners to ensure that, Essential Fire Safety Measures (EFSM’s) specified in the fire safety schedule and EFSM’s installed in the building but not listed in the fire safety schedule (for the building) are maintained and endorsed on the Annual Fire
Safety Statement for the building.
Many buildings constructed before 1997 may not have a fire safety schedule. This creates a problem for building owners and owners corporations.In these instances, Premium Fire Services was able to conduct an inspection of the building to establish what essential fire safety measures were installed in the building and their standard of performance.
New index before “CERTIFICATION”
Premium Fire Services can negotiate with Council to correct the fire safety schedule and establish a program of routine service, assessment, and certification of all essential fire safety measures, ensuring the Owner’s Corporation complied with the new Regulation.
Premium Fire Services is always here to help with your fire safety schedule requirements:
We can help by:
-Establishing if your Fire Safety Schedule is correct;
-Preparing fire safety schedules for buildings if no schedule exists;
-Negotiating with Councils to correct Fire Safety Schedules; and
-Preparing specifications for the routine service, assessment and certification of essential fire safety measures.