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New Fire Safety Reforms in NSW From April 2020

In New South Wales, regulations within the building and construction industry are currently being amended to restore public faith in the safety of buildings such as strata buildings.   The NSW government has designed this legislation in consultation with building practitioners after a series of highly-publicised building issues and defects both in Australia and abroad …

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Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems

4 Benefits Of Routine Maintenance Of Your Fire Protection Systems

Just like the machinery and equipment you use every day at work, fire protection systems require regular maintenance to ensure they are functioning properly. The difference between a properly maintained fire protection system and one that’s been ignored for too long could be the difference between safety and disaster in an emergency. Of course, there …

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Annual Fire Safety Statement NSW

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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Competent Fire Safety Practitioners NSW

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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Emergency Fire Exit Sign Strategically Placed at the Corridor of a Building

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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