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Essential Fire Safety Measures

A Fire Safety Certificate (whether Interim or Final) is required to be submitted to Council prior to the occupation of a new building or part of a building and upon completion of works required under a Council Fire Safety Order in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.  The owner/s of a building are also required to submit a Fire Safety Statement to Council on an annual basis.

A copy of the Interim/Final Fire Safety Certificate and Annual Fire Safety Statement are required to be displayed within the building in a conspicuous position and a copy is also required to be forwarded to the Commissioner of Fire & Rescue NSW.

Essential fire safety services encompass a number of fire safety measures that have been installed within a building or premises.  Examples of these services include:

  • Automatic fire suppression (sprinkler) systems;
  • Emergency lighting;
  • Exit signs;
  • Exit systems and paths of travel to exits;
  • Fire doors;
  • Fire drenchers;
  • Fire extinguishers;
  • Fire hose reels;
  • Fire hydrants;
  • Smoke detection and alarm systems;
  • Smoke exhaust systems;
  • Solid-core doors.

Other services are listed within the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

What is a Fire Safety Certificate?

What is an Annual Fire Safety Statement?

When is a building or premises subject to these requirements?

How do I find out what is installed in my building?

Who is responsible for certification?

What should I do now?

Page last updated on: 24/01/13

Council's Certification Team

For specialist building certification work on all residential and commercial developments contact the City of Canada Bay's Certification Team on 9911 6407 or visit the Certification Team webpage below:
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