Australian Standards AS3745 was introduced to set appropriate performance standards for maintenance of fire safety and emergency management procedures. There is a responsibility placed on Building Owners, managers and tenants to provide a minimum standard of documentation and ongoing compliance requirements. Australian Compliance Management aims to help you understand your obligations to ensure continual compliance.
Annual Occupiers Statement (Qld)
Queensland Development Code MP6.1 was introduced to set appropriate performance standards for maintenance of fire safety installations for the safe occupation of buildings and specify the maintenance records required.
Building owners, managers, and tenants must have a current Occupier Statement which ensures that the fire safety installations are maintained in order to operate as designed and for the safe occupation of buildings. This is renewed annually. Australian Compliance Management can provide this service once the relevant checks have been performed.
Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) (NSW)
Under the requirements of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, a building owner or building owners representative is required to prepare and submit an AFSS for the building to the Local Council and the NSW Fire Brigade
Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR) (Vic)
Under the Victorian Building Act 1993 and the Building Regulations 2018, building owners, have the responsibility, regardless of age of the building, to ensure that all essential safety measures, pieces of safety equipment, fittings or other safety measures that relate to their building are maintained in order to perform as designed.
To qualify this maintenance requirement, an Annual Essential Safety Measures Report is required to be issued by the owner. The owner may elect to appoint an agent to complete the AESMR on their behalf.
Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR) (Other States)
Currently in WA/NT/ACT there is no requirement for an annual certification for essential safety measures installed in buildings. Although current applicable O.H. & S legislation in each state does apply and building owners and managers are responsible for the health and safety of all occupants and visitors in their buildings. Australian Compliance Management recommend and can issue the equivalent of an AESMR to businesses in these states to ensure compliance.
Building Inspection Reports
We can provide a thorough report of your commercial building for you. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail so you are fully aware of upcoming maintenance or rectification works required. Regardless of the type of building you have, warehouse, office block or other, our experts will conduct a complete investigation to give you piece of mind.
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