As a busy building manager or owner, you’re in charge of ensuring every part of your property is fire-safe. The trouble is, there are a plethora of requirements for building fire safety. Getting it right is essential since the latest government figures show that fire damage can cost an average of $32,000 per building.
No one likes paperwork. But when you manage a building or property, there are a plethora of regulations, standards and processes that you must understand. Knowing the different fire safety statements you need is no exception. While it can be confusing, mainly when regulations change, understanding the relevant is crucial in ensuring your property
Original update posted on 17 July. Content updated on 23 July. Following the NSW Public Health orders announced last week, the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research released an amendment that allows the continuation of fire protection and safety work in residential buildings during the current lockdown. What’s changed since?
When you’re a building manager and owner, there’s a lot you need to consider when it comes to keeping your property and the people who use it safe. That’s why it’s essential to understand what active and passive fire protection you need. These come in handy as an excellent first line of defence when
You can’t improve what you can’t measure. It’s true for many things and no less your fire safety system. That’s why your fire system baseline data for routine service is a vital piece of information in your fire safety efforts. But what is baseline data? What is baseline data? Put simply,
A safe passage when danger strikes. That is probably the first thought that comes to mind when you mention fire doors to anyone. But is this all there is to know about fire doors and fire exits? What should a safety-conscious building owner or manager know about this common but essential fire safety equipment?
These days technology has sped up many aspects of our lives. Your AFSS process should be no different. While it’s vital that the document indeed reflects the condition of your fire safety system, there are parts of the process that can be made more efficient, like the endorsement process. Fortunately, there are online solutions
Emergencies can strike a lot of negative emotions. It can impair our ability to think and clearly make decisions. That’s why it’s crucial to have a plan in place on how to respond to emergencies. Incidents relating to your fire safety system are no different. Building owners and managers should have a good plan
Cover-ups. Two words that usually imply something wrong – not when it comes to stopping fires though. For some flames, the best way to extinguish it is to suffocate it, hence covering it up. That’s what fire blankets do best. So, should a fire blanket be part of your suite of fire safety equipment?
(This article was updated on 5 January 2020) In 2017, the NSW government introduced a series of building regulatory reforms to address the need for stricter guidelines when it comes to fire safety. These reforms affect the Annual Fire Safety Statement NSW process. As usual, building owners must submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement