Annual Fire Safety Statements – an independent process?
Under the requirements of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, a building owner (or building owners representative) is required to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) for the whole property to the Local Council and the NSW Fire Brigade, certifying that all installed Essential Fire Safety Measures have been inspected, have been maintained and will operate to the design standards to which they were installed.
Owners and Strata Managers rely completely on their fire contractors to assess the essential fire safety measures and self-certify that they are complaint. This creates an environment where the contractor both identify the defects and also get paid to repair them. Core Project Consulting can offer our clients independent advice as to the validity of the test results and the fair value of essential repairs required for compliance. We have a range of compliance services that create a transparent process between all parties for true 24/7 compliance and not paper compliance.
For help with your fire defects and AFSS management Core Project Consulting have tailored services, assisting strata managers and owners to achieve cost effective solutions for their building. To discuss this further or for a list of our other fire related services, please call our offices at 02 8961 3250 or visit our website www.core.engineering and follow the contact us link for a personal phone call.