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Annual Fire Safety Statement

Do You Have Any Questions About Annual Fire Safety Statements and The New Regulations?

It is no secret that fires are indiscriminate; they can be devastating to people of all walks of life, impacting the livelihoods of all those who are in its destructive and sometimes deadly path. In order to prevent fire hazards from occurring in densely populated buildings, such as strata buildings, the New South Wales government …

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Is my Fire Contractor Suitably Qualified in NSW? 

On 1st October 2017, a new Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation came into effect in NSW.  This means that Annual Fire Safety Statement assessments must be carried out by a “Competent Fire Safety Practitioner”. This has provided property managers, maintenance engineers and owner greater clarity on how to identify a person or business who is competent …

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Shining an (EXIT) Light on Australian Standards

Standards are tools to disseminate information. They provide reassurance that the goods and services they concern are reliable, safe, and will perform the required service. Many existing Standards have developed in response to user, industry and consumer needs for up-to-date requirements and recommendations. As a result, they protect Australian tradesmen, their customers, and the end …

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The Importance of Maintaining Fire Fighting Equipment for Business Owners

A fire is a scary reality, which becomes even scarier when you don’t have an adequate workplace emergency plan or your equipment is not ready for action when the time comes. The ongoing maintenance of your fire response equipment is a crucial component for the safety of you, your employees and your customers. Why Is …

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Why Strata Managers need to Submit an Annual Fire Safety Certificate

Annual Fire Safety Certificate for Strata Managers All strata managers are required to submit an initial fire safety certificate & schedule on all new or altered buildings. Each year afterwards, they are required to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) according to the local council.  The AFSS forms but must be approved by a …

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