Fire Safety Statements

Essential Fire Safety Measures

Essential fire safety measures are installed within a building or premises to perform a vital function in protecting life and preventing injury in the event of fire. They are prescribed by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulations may include:

                        • Automatic fire sprinkler systems
                        • Smoke detection and alarm systems
                        • Fire hydrants
                        • Fire exits and exit systems
                        • Self-closing solid-core doors or fire doors
  • Fire hose reels
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire dampers
  • Paths of travel to exits
  • Evacuation plans
  • Exit signs
  • Smoke exhaust systems
  • Emergency lighting

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Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, the owner of any building which is subject to essential fire safety requirements, must submit an annual Fire Safety Statement to the Council, the NSW Fire Brigades and have it prominently displayed in the building.

These include, residential flat buildings; townhouse developments, duplex style dual occupancies; commercial buildings; office buildings; hotels and licensed premises; shops and restaurants; public assembly buildings; nursing homes; places of shared accommodation; and places of public entertainment.

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