Regular inspection of essential fire safety measures within your property is the first step to ensuring fire safety compliance within your building. For most strata schemes, fire equipment inspections are also required under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (2000).

Essential Fire Safety Measures

Under Division 1 of Part 9, an essential fire safety measure is
defined as any fire safety measure included in the fire safety
schedule or within some other specific regulations. This included
statutory fire safety measures, which are:

  • Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
  • Automatic fail-safe devices
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Emergency lifts
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
  • Exit signs
  • Fire control centres and rooms
  • Fire dampers
  • Fire doors
  • Fire hose reel systems
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting components of the building
  • Fire shutters
  • Fire windows
  • Lightweight construction

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