You never think a devastating event will happen to your business, but nobody is immune from the threat of fire. Preparing your business to survive such an event is vital whether you’re a small family-run business or a company with a large team. You have a duty to protect the lives on your property by
If you work in the hospitality industry, it won’t come as a surprise that restaurants, cafes, and catering businesses are at high risk of fire. That's because hot surfaces, open flames, and unattended cooking in the kitchen are close to other combustible materials. So, what do you need to do, to protect your business
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
(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
(This article was updated on 15 January 2020) Credentials count. That’s especially true when it comes to matters that you would never entrust with an unqualified operator – fire safety not least of all. With industry bodies and the government further strengthening the regulations surrounding fire safety, now is a good time to review
Australia now has a new building code with the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 coming into force on 1 May 2019. This new code has legal effect across the entire country. It’s important to stay aware of what the changes mean for your building and its fire safety. Summary of fire safety changes The
When protecting lives and property, there are no taking chances. Building owners and certifiers want to ensure safe structures. While fire service professionals need a way to guarantee customers that they measure up to the highest standards. That’s why the amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (NSW), is a welcome improvement.