The most common question we receive from owners is Who is responsible for certification?
The simple answer is the owner of the building, but What are those responsibilities and how do you ensure they are being met?
Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 is a complex legislation with a number of specific building codes relating to Fire Safety. As an owner, it is your responsibility to ensure your building meets all of the measures set out in the legislation. This includes an annual assessment by a qualified person who can issue and register a copy of the Annual Fire Safety Statement or Fire Safety Certificate with the Council and the NSW Fire Brigades.
A copy of the statement or certificate must also be prominently displayed in the building.
The most effective way to ensure you comply is to set up a regular inspection, testing and replacement program. Not only will this protect you as the owner, it provides peace-of-mind that ALL your fire equipment is ready to protect occupants and assets.
Alpine Fire Safety has been servicing the Snowies since 1983 and has the experience and credentials to assess, test and maintain new and existing fire protection systems. We can provide a comprehensive fire safety assessment which includes a detailed report that checks all measures are compliant and equipment is correctly specified and installed in your building. We are also qualified to prepare your Annual Assessments, BCA Assessments and Fire Upgrade Assessments in accordance with AS4655.
Don’t wait till it’s too late, contact us today.