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Annual Fire Safety Statement (NSW)

What is the Annual Fire Safety Statement?

The NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation (2000) requires building owners to submit a Fire Safety Statement to the local council and fire brigade annually.

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.

State One Fire Protection Consultancy Services 

State One Fire consultant teams have many years of operational experience in the NSW Fire Brigade and excellent knowledge of relevant Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia.  Our consultants are industry leaders in testing, maintaining and repairing fire protection systems. With specific expertise in building maintenance and safety, State One Fire can provide Annual Assessments, BCA Assessments and Fire Upgrade Assessments.

Our qualified consultants has experience across a wide range of building types such as high rise commercial buildings, aged care facilities, residential strata buildings, retail business, clubs and restaurants.

Assessment services

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

State One Fire can assess key fire safety measures within a building such as:

  • Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
  • Automatic fail-safe devices
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency lifts
  • Emergency warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS)
  • Exit signs
  • Fire control centres and rooms
  • Fire dampers
  • Fire doors
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting components of the building
  • Fire shutters
  • Fire windows
  • Fire hose reel systems
  • Lightweight construction
  • Mechanical air handling systems
  • Paths of travel to exits
  • Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Safety curtains in proscenium openings
  • Smoke and heat vents
  • Smoke dampers
  • Smoke detectors and heat detectors
  • Smoke doors
  • Solid core doors
  • Standby power systems
  • Wall-wetting sprinkler and drencher systems maintenance schedule
  • Warning and operational signs
  • Fire safety notices, fire exits, doors relating to fire exits and paths of travel to exits
  • Other, including alternative solutions

Comprehensive fire safety assessment 

Our consultants will determine when the fire safety measures were installed in your building and research the performance standards that were applicable at the time (not today’s standards).  

The inspection identifies whether:

  • The fire systems listed on council’s schedule exist on your premises, and are correctly listed by council.
  • The fire systems can perform to the relevant Australian Standards and legislation.
  • Changes to building structure or use effect fire system performance.
  • The fire equipment is correctly located and has no obvious damage.
  • The routine inspection, testing and servicing is being performed and any defects found have been rectified.
  • The status of the paths of travel to the exits including the exit doors, in connection with the relevant state regulations. 

A detailed report, including photos is prepared. 

The report:

  • Identifies fire measures and their relevant standards.
  • Reports on the measures’ capacity to perform to their relevant standards.
  • Recognises relevant issues in respect to paths of travel to the exits.
  • Identifies and classifies any defects.
  • Includes a Fire Safety Statement prepared for the building owner (or the owner’s agent on behalf of the owner).