|Also known as|
|Variants||Supplementary Fire Safety Statements|
|Where applicable||New South Wales, Victoria|
|Useful links||Fire and Safety NSW|
The annual fire safety statement is a document issued each year by the building owner or their agent. The statement documents the assessment and inspection of each existing essential fire safety measure and the exit systems serving the building. It also certifies that each of the measures is capable of performing to an appropriate standard (specified in the fire safety schedule for the building).
There are two types of fire safety statements, annual and supplementary.
Fire safety schedule
- From Planning NSW Govt FAQ: A fire safety schedule specifies each of the essential fire safety measures that apply to a building, such as portable fire extinguishers, sprinklers etc. The essential fire safety measures installed will vary for each building. The schedule also specifies the minimum standard of performance to which each of the measures must be designed, installed and capable of operating. The owner must also provide a copy of the current fire safety schedule when lodging the fire safety statement to FRNSW
A regulatory requirement for commercial building owners.
Under WHS Duty of care, leaseholders often ask their landlords for this certificate.
The supplementary fire safety statement covers the maintenance of critical fire safety measures that must be done more frequently (e.g. every 6 months)
|Six monthly||Only required for critical fire safety measures listed on the fire safety schedule|