Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS)
– Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) must be assessed by qualified personnel every year and comply with the relevant standards of performance as stated in the Australian Standards and Building Codes of Australia (BCA).
-The owner of a building or premises that has fire systems installed must provide the local council and Fire and Rescue NSW (the NSW Fire Brigade Head Office) with a statement certifying that all fire-safety measures work properly.
Fire Safety Certificate Sydney
A Final Fire Safety Certificate is a document issued by our team upon the completion of the building’s new fire equipment.
The certificate confirms that each of the fire safety measures that apply to a building (as listed in the fire safety schedule) have been installed and checked by a properly qualified person. This helps verify that the required fire safety measures can perform to the minimum standard.
Fire safety schedules
Fire safety schedules list the measures required to be installed and the standard they need to achieve. A fire safety schedule can be issued:
- by Council or an accredited certifier
- by Council with a fire safety order
- by Council in some cases with a development consent, such as for a change of use in an existing building
- by Safe fire and Electricals accredited certifier (Prices starting from $120)
A fire safety schedule is only applicable if any of the above occurred after 1988. You can obtain a copy of the latest fire safety schedule from Council.
Supplementary fire safety statements
A supplementary fire safety statement is issued at more regular intervals (as specified in the fire safety schedule) for any critical fire safety measures that apply to a building.
It is an offence to fail to provide the statement. Substantial and continuing weekly penalty notices apply for this offence. Failure to submit an annual fire safety statement could also lead to legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court, where the maximum penalty for a breach is $110,000.
Inability to secure or produce an AFSS certificate on demand will lead to substantial fines starting at $2,000 a week!
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Any damages or defects noted will need to be repaired prior to the issuance of the fire safety statement to ensure that a working fire safety system is in place and is performing at the minimum standard of performance. The Fire Safety Statement will be provided once all essential fire safety measures comply.
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