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Building Codes & Regulations

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, is precise regarding owners overall and ongoing responsibilities for Essential Services. Safeguard Audits offer both expert and practical advice on:  

  • Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000.
  • Owners overall and ongoing responsibilities.
  • Maintenance of essential services.
  • Building Code of Australia.
  • Council and Fire Brigades Emergency Fire Orders.
  • Emergency Plans and Procedures.  

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 

Council is responsible for issuing a “Schedule of Essential Fire Measures”. The items listed must be certified as having been assessed and capable of performing to a standard no less than when it was originally designed and implemented.  

The construction, design and age of buildings vary and may render it impracticable to bring them up to standards required by present legislation. Again, this is a position whereby the local council, as the Regulatory Authority, makes the decision. In many instances Council will issue Fire Orders to upgrade the fire services within the premises.  

What are essential Fire Safety measures?  

Essential Fire Safety measures are items of equipment, forms of construction or fire safety strategies that are implemented in a building to ensure the safety of persons in the event of fire. The most common measures include:  

  • Smoke alarms.
  • Fire doors.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Exit signs.
  • Emergency lighting.
  • Fire hose systems.
  • Fire hydrants.
  • Fire drenchers & sprinklers.  

How do you know what needs to be installed?  

Safeguard can provide you with this information in line with the Building Codes and Regulations.  

A lot will depend on the type, size and use of your building. However, Council can require additional safety measures be installed. This normally would happen with a change in the use of the building, a submission of a building application or if the building is subject to a Council or NSW Fire Brigades “Fire Safety Order”.

To talk to a Qualified Fire Safety Consultant about your specific needs, please contact us.



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