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Annual Fire Safety Statements

If you own a building or premises you must provide the City and Fire and Rescue NSW with a statement certifying that all fire-safety measures work properly every year. This Annual Fire Safety Statement must be assessed by qualified personnel such as Aegis Safe and be displayed prominently within the building.

5 Steps to your Annual Fire Safety Certificate

  1. The Consultation

We will listen, ask questions, and understand what you need.

  1. Site Assessment and Problem Identification

We visit the site, analyse and research it, and report any non-compliance issues.

  1. Specific Solutions

We report and provide specific solutions to resolve non-compliance issues with your site

  1. Documentation

We offer documents to support the certification

  1. Certification

We provide documents to support the certification.

Your Annual Fire Safety Statement must state that each essential fire safety measure installed in the building or on the land has been assessed by a properly qualified person and was found, when it was assessed, to be capable of performing to a standard no less than that specified in the most recent Fire Safety Schedule.

Every twelve months your Annual Fire Safety Statement must be prepared and forwarded to your local Council and Fire Brigade. The Annual Fire Safety Statement must certify that a properly qualified person has inspected the building, assessed the fire safety measures, and found that the measure is capable of performing to the relevant standard.

Annual Fire Safety Statement Assessment Services

Having your fire protection systems regularly inspected and maintained is not only important for safety, it’s also the law; such as Section 166 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations (2000).

Aegis Safe are the leaders in fire protection when it comes to testing, maintaining, and repairing effective fire protection and safety systems. With a wealth of expertise in building maintenance and safety, Aegis Safe provide annual fire safety statements, fire safety assessments, and BCA assessments.

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What is an Annual Fire Safety Statement?

The Annual Fire Safety Statement certifies that:

  • Every essential fire safety measure of a building has been assessed by a fully licensed and qualified individual
  • Every essential fire safety measure in the building has been found to perform at a standard equal or greater than the standard to which the measure was designed and implemented to perform at
  • The qualified person has assessed the escape routes of a building including exit doors and has advised on them in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations (2000) valid at the time of inspection
    As the owner of the property or premises in NSW, you have to provide a fire safety statement to the council and Fire and Rescue NSW to certify that your fire-safety measures are up-to-date and working properly. This fire safety statement should also be displayed prominently within the building, as failing to display it is an offence.

When an annual fire safety statement has been completed it has to be lodged with the city council through email, post, or in person at a Neighbourhood Service Centre. You also have to submit it to Fire and Rescue NSW.

Aegis Safe is a leading provider of commercial, industrial and high-rise residential fire protection services. We can assist with the inspection, installation, and maintenance of fire protection equipment. We also provide certification services and annual fire safety statements. Aegis Safe offers a wide range of scheduled fire protection services such as testing and inspection services in accordance with AS1851-2012 and the Building Code of Australia. We also provide fire equipment registers, reports, and annual fire safety statements for building owners. The documents are a necessary component of fire compliance for property owners.

Our team is completely qualified and able to perform inspections and issue annual fire safety statements. The annual fire safety statement is an annual declaration to local authorities, including the local council and FRNSW, by property owners, that the current fire safety measures have been inspected and tested by a qualified person who has declared them fit for purpose. Fire safety inspects have to have occurred within three months of the date of issue on the annual fire safety statement.

Tips for Annual Fire Safety Statements NSW

  • Know the essential fire safety measures that apply to your particular building. Take a close look at the fire safety schedule and ensure that you’ve got the most recent version of the schedule.
  • Keep essential fire safety measures maintained so that they stay in good condition and work as they should during a fire. Keep all the different parts of the system well maintained according to a maintenance schedule. Performance testing should be a part of maintenance.
  • Ensure any testing and maintenance is performed by a qualified fire safety technician
  • Ensure that annual inspections and tests of fire safety measures happen no longer than three months before the annual fire safety statement is due. Allow plenty of time to correct problems discovered in the inspection.
  • After changing contractors you may be presented with small non-compliance items. If there are major non-compliance issues raised then you need to have an independent qualified fire safety professional take a look at the report for you.
  • Choose someone that isn’t an installer to review the report to ensure that they have no stake in their recommendations
  • Remember to prominently display a copy of the fire safety schedule and the most recent annual fire safety statement in your building
  • The annual fire safety statement should be submitted to the relevant council at the right time and a copy has to be forwarded to the FRNSW

Essential Fire Safety Measures

An essential fire safety measure is considered to be a kind of construction or installation incorporated into buildings to ensure that occupants are safe during an emergency, in particular a fire. These essential measures may include:

  • Automatic fire suppression systems (e.g.: sprinkler systems)
  • Fire hose reels
  • Fire hydrants
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Fire doors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke exhaust systems
  • Exit signs
  • Emergency lighting

A list of statutory essential measures that must be installed into a building can be found in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. There are other measures, equipment, and construction methods that – while they aren’t listed – could be used to further ensure the safety of a building and its occupants in case of fire.

Councils require an annual fire safety statement each year. It is important to ensure every building is compliant to Australian Standard so that annual fire safety statement is submitted without a problem.

We have plenty of experience in inspecting existing buildings and recently constructed buildings for fire compliance purposes. We generally work with strata buildings, complex sites with high-rises and multiple buildings.

If there is a need for extra fire protection work then we can provide you with a range of cost-effective solutions to get your building up to code at an affordable and competitive rate.

The council could issue with a reminder notice about the annual fire safety statement coming due. The letter should list the essential fire safety measures related to your site. These fire safety measures should be certified by a qualified individual. The council isn’t obligated to issue these reminders. The only person responsible for staying up to date on when an Annual Fire Safety Statement has to be logged is you. It is entirely your obligation as the owner of a business to ensure that the Annual Fire Safety Statement is completed to requirements and submitted to:

  • The local council
  • The local fire brigade and/or the fire commissioner

You must also display a copy of the annual fire safety statement on the premises. This is outlined in Clause 177 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations Act 2000.

We understand building owners and tenants might not have the experience or qualifications to complete regular fire protection service checks. They may also not meet the requirements for inspecting and testing fire services equipment as specified in AS1851-2012.

Competent and Trusted Fire Safety Practitioners

Beginning on the 1st of October 2017 assessments of fire safety statements have to be performed by a competent fire safety practitioner. Building owners that submit annual fire safety statements must now have them performed by competent fire safety practitioners.

The Department of Finance, Services, and Innovation are working on establishing an accreditation scheme to accredit individuals as recognised competent fire safety practitioners. The department also published a guide on determining if an individual is a competent fire safety practitioner.

The Dangers of Not Filling out an Annual Fire Safety Statement

The council makes building owners responsible for submitting - and signing – their fire safety certificates and their AFSS. It doesn’t matter what it says on the lease of the building, at the end of the day fire compliance will always be something the landlord or owner is responsible for. When signing a fire safety certificate or an AFSS you declare the premises meets the Australian Standard for fire safety and that this claim has been assessed and maintained by someone with the proper qualifications.

Outside of Queensland, there is no certificate or legal definition of what constitutes an “qualified person”. It is on the building owner to satisfy themselves that the person they choose is fully qualified. Given that this is yet to be tested in the court of law, there is a working definition that says what “reasonable people” think would make someone qualified for inspecting fire equipment. Rest assured that every member of our team will certainly meet this requirement.

Clause 177 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Association Regulation 2000 states that failing to provide the statement is a legal offence. This offence is punishable by escalating cumulative weekly penalties that build up until the statement is provided: such as $1000 a week. Failing to submit your annual fire safety statement can lead to civil or criminal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court. This offence comes with a maximum penalty of $110,000.

Perhaps the most important thing about all of this is that failing to meet these requirements puts the lives of others at risk, as well as the liability implications for a building owner. Failing to have fire equipment inspected properly, and failing to lodge your annual fire safety statement, can very well void fire insurance.

Who is Responsible for your Annual Fire Safety Statement?

According to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, it is the legal responsibility of a building owner to ensure that these fire safety measures are inspected by a qualified individual. The building owner must then forward a copy of the Annual Fire Safety Statement or the Fire Safety Certificate to the Council and necessary NSW Fire Brigades. A statement of the certificate or statement has to be displayed in the building in a place of prominence. The team at Aegis Safe fire protection have all the necessary experience and are waiting to help you obtain a fire safety statement or certificate in Sydney.

Who Completes Certificates and Statements?

A fire safety certificate and an annual fire safety statement may only be signed by the owner of a building – or their agent – and cannot be filled in by the “qualified” person who approves the measures.

When are Annual Fire Safety Statements Due?

It is required that fire safety statements are submitted annually, from the date the initial fire safety certificate – once called Form 6 or Form 15 Certificates - was submitted to the council in response to a construction certificate, building approval, complying development certificate, developmental consent, or a fire safety order.

Fire Safety statements and affordable fire protection services including complete services for all fire equipment and annual fire safety statements. We can help you with a wide range of fire safety services regardless of whether your project is large or small, simple or complex, our fire extinguisher services division has the expertise you need to installation, testing, servicing and maintenance of your fire protection equipment.

A fire safety certificate is certificate that the building owner must submit, which certifies that each of the specified essential fire safety measures listed in the fire safety schedule have been installed in the building, or on the land, and that those measures are capable of operating to the performance standard listed in the fire safety schedule. A fire safety certificate must be submitted prior to the issue of an occupation certificate. You are then required to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement every year.

Annual Fire Safety Statements - Assessment Services

Having your fire protection systems regularly inspected and maintained is not only important for safety, it’s also the law;  Section 166 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations (2000).   Therefore, every year you must submit an annual fire safety statement to your Council and the fire brigade.

Aegis Safe are the leaders in fire protection when it comes to testing, maintaining, and repairing effective fire protection and safety systems. With a wealth of expertise in building maintenance and safety, Aegis Safe provide annual fire safety statements, assessments, and BCA assessments.

Owners Responsibility: Annual Fire Safety Statement Assessment

Building owners are required to have a qualified person assess the fire safety measures for their buildings each year. Building owners can be held liable if the person performing the inspection is not properly qualified. Having Aegis Safe take care of the fire safety testing for you eliminates this risk.

What is an Annual Fire Safety Statement?

The Annual Fire Safety Statement certifies that:

  • Every essential fire safety measure of a building has been assessed by a fully licensed and qualified individual.
  • Every essential fire safety measure in the building has been found to perform at a standard equal or greater than the standard to which the measure was designed and implemented to perform at.
  • The qualified person has assessed the escape routes of a building including exit doors and has advised on them in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations (2000) valid at the time of inspection.

We are fire protection industry leaders in testing, maintaining and repairing fire protection systems.  With specific expertise in building maintenance and safety, Aegis Safe can provide annual assessments, BCA assessments, and annual fire safety statements.

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Annual fire safety statement assessment services

A regular inspection and maintenance of fire protection systems is important as it is required by law in most circumstances, e.g. Section 166, NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations (2000).

Aegis Safe can assess the key fire safety measures within your building such as:
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS)
  • Exit signs
  • Fire doors
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire resisting components of the building
  • Fire shutters
  • Fire windows
  • Fire hose reel systems
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Smoke and heat vents
  • Smoke detectors and heat detectors
  • Solid core doors
  • Wall-wetting sprinkler and drencher systems
  • Warning and operational signs
  • Paths of travel to exits

Owners Annual Fire Safety Statement Assessment

Law requires building owners to engage a qualified person to assess the fire safety measures buildings each year. Aegis Safe for your annual fire safety assessment will satisfy this obligation.

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Annual Fire Safety Statements

What is the Annual Fire Safety Statement?

An Annual Fire Safety Statement, when issued, certifies that:

  • Each essential fire safety measure in the building has been assessed by a properly qualified person
  • Each essential fire safety measure in the building was found to be capable of performing to a standard no less than that to which the measure was originally or subsequently designed and implemented.
  • The properly qualified person has assessed all paths of travel to the exits including the exit doors, and advised of the status, in connection with the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations (2000), at the time of the inspection.

If you are the owner of a building or premises in NSW you must provide the council and Fire and Rescue NSW with annual fire safety statement certifying that all your fire-safety measures work properly.

The fire safety statement must be prominently displayed within your building.

When you complete your annual fire safety statement, you will need to lodge it with the city council by email, post or in person at a Neighbourhood Service Centre. You will also need to submit it to Fire and Rescue NSW.

Aegis Safe can help

Aegis Safe is a leading provider of commercial, industrial and high-rise residential fire protection services. We can help with fire protection equipment inspection, installation, and maintenance as well as certification services and annual fire safety statements. We offer an extensive range of scheduled fire safety services including testing and inspection services that are in accordance with AS1851-2012 and the Building Code of Australia. We will also provide you with fire equipment registers, reports and your annual fire safety statement specifically for building owners. These documents form a crucial component of the fire compliance process for every property owner. Protect your business or property today with our fire extinguisher service Sydney.

Our team is fully qualified and able to perform these inspections as well as issuing your annual fire safety statements.

The fire safety inspections must have occurred within 3 months prior to the date of issue of the annual fire safety statement.

Advice for annual fire safety statements NSW

Know what essential fire safety measures apply to your building.  Look closely at your fire safety schedule.  Make sure you have the most recent version of your schedule.

Maintain your essential fire safety measures so they are always in good working order and will perform as intended in the event of a fire.  Have the parts of the system maintained as per your maintenance schedule.  The maintenance should also include performance testing.

Ensure that the annual inspection and measures occur no longer than 3 months before your annual fire safety statement is due. You should always allow yourself time to fix any problems.

You choose a professional to review the report should be someone that is not an installer and therefore has no stake in their recommendations.

Remember that a copy of the fire safety schedule and the most recent annual fire safety statement must be on display in a prominent position within your building.

Your annual fire safety statement form 15 must be submitted to the relevant council at the correct time and a copy must be forwarded to Fire & Rescue NSW.

Essential fire safety measures

Your essential fire safety measures include any installations, equipment or forms of construction that will protect the occupants of your building in the event of a fire or other emergencies. They include:

  • automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • automatic fire suppression systems, such as fire sprinkler systems
  • emergency lighting and exit signs
  • fire hose reels and fire hydrants
  • portable fire extinguishers

Annual fire safety statement requirements are required by local councils each year. It is necessary to ensure all buildings are compliant with the relevant Australian Standards so that your annual fire safety statement can be submitted.

We have extensive experience in carrying out inspections of existing buildings and newly constructed buildings for fire compliance purposes. The types of buildings we typically work with are strata buildings, complex sites that contain multiple buildings and high-rises.

Council's Reminder

Your council may issue a reminder notice about the due date of your annual fire safety statement Sydney. Their letter should list all the essential fire safety measures relevant to your site.  Your fire safety measures need to be certified by a suitably qualified person.

You are also required to display a copy of your annual fire safety statement at your premises. This is part of Clause 177 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations Act 2000.

We understand that building owners, as well as your tenants, may not be experienced or appropriately qualified to complete the required routine fire protection service checks or meet the requirements for inspection and testing of your fire services equipment, that are specified in AS1851-2012.

5 Steps to your fire certification

 1  Consultation

We listen. We ask questions. We determine your needs. We understand.

2  Site Assessment - Problem Identification

We visit. We research, We analyse. We report non-compliances.

3 Specific Solutions

We report. We provide specific solutions to resolve any non-compliances for your site

4  Documentation

We provide documents that support the subsequent certification.

5 Certification

We provide documents that support the subsequent certification.

Competent fire safety practitioners

If you are a building owner who submits an annual fire safety statement VIC your will need to choose a competent fire safety practitioner.

The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is currently working to develop an accreditation scheme to recognise industry bodies that will accredit individuals as competent fire safety practitioners.

The department has published a guide for you to help determine if a person is a competent fire safety practitioner.

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Annual Fire Safety Statements NSW

Essential fire safety measures needing repair

If you want the council to consider your case, you will have to fill out a request application.

The council is unlikely to pause your penalty infringement notices in the event of a history of late submissions.

Lodge your annual fire safety statement

The owner of a building that has a fire safety schedule NSW is required to provide a copy of the annual fire safety statement strata to the Commissioner of Fire & Rescue NSW (FR NSW).

The annual fire safety statement QLD is a record of the maintenance of the fire safety systems within a building.

The local council is the regulatory authority on annual fire safety statements and may impose penalties if your statements are not correct or provided in a timely manner.

There are two types of fire safety statements, annual and supplementary. Please refer to the annual fire safety statement form which is available from NSW Planning and Environment.

Certified Fire Technician

As the owner, you are responsible for choosing the competent fire safety practitioner/s to undertake the fire safety inspection and maintenance.

As the owner, you must also provide a copy of your current fire safety schedule when lodging the annual fire safety statement to FRNSW.

Note: The owner of the building can obtain a copy of the current fire safety schedule from the local council if required.

The fire safety statement and schedule is to be lodged electronically by email to [email protected]

Many people are reportedly unsatisfied with the annual fire certification process. They state that they receive very different advice from different fire safety companies.  This has resulted in some concern over the quality of information and/or the quality of fire safety measures such as fire sprinkler systems.

Basic Fire Safety Schedule

A basic fire safety schedule will contain two columns.  The fire safety schedule can be more complicated if the building incorporates complex measures or alternative solutions.  The fire safety schedule can also nominate some measures as ‘critical’. These critical measures may require them to be certified to more frequently than once each year.

Your major responsibility is to make sure that your essential fire safety measures are always in good working order.

Aegis Safe can inspect, test, maintain, repair and certify the following essential fire safety measures.  We can provide annual fire safety statement at the minimal cost:

  • Automatic Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Emergency Warning & Intercommunication Systems (EWIS)
  • Exit Signs
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Dampers
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Windows
  • Fire Shutters
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Detectors & Thermal (heat) Detectors
  • Warning & Operational Signs
  • Smoke Doors
  • Paths of Travel to Exits
  • Window Fire Drenchers
  • Annual Fire Safety Statements

Other information resources:

http://www.fpaa.com.au/technical/technical-documents/good-practice-guides/gpg-04-v11-annual-fire-safety-statements-new-south-wales.aspx

https://www.lookupstrata.com.au/nsw-annual-fire-safety-statements/

https://www.strataplus.com.au/resource/new-certification-requirements-for-annual-fire-safety-statements/

https://www.lakemac.com.au/page.aspx?&pid=1973&vid=23

https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/~/media/Files/DPE/Factsheets-and-faqs/fact-sheet-for-building-owners-on-new-fire-safety-requirements-2017-08.ashx

https://www.zapmeta.ws/ws?q=annual%20fire%20safety%20statement&asid=ws_gc9_02&mt=b&nw=g&de=c&ap=2t1

http://www.techton.com.au/fire-safety-statements/

http://tesg.com.au/state/act/

http://philipchun.com/news-forms/industry-news/essential-services-news/