The NSW EP&A Act 2000 outlined the regulations requiring the NSW Fire Brigade and local councils to ensure the annual certification of all Fire Engineering Solutions in accordance with AS1851 and AS2293.2 standards. A AFSS Certificate signed by a Competent Fire Safety Practitioner (CFSS) will be issued upon passing certification.
The signature of the CFSS is the new requirement as of October 1, 2017. The reason for this change is that homes and businesses with AFSS certificates that were previously signed by the property owner or building manager did not actually meet Australia’s strict fire safety standards. Suffice to say, having the AFSS certificate signed by an CFSS is an absolute guarantee that your home and business is fire risk free.
Inability to produce the AFSS certificate on demand can lead to huge fines starting at $2,000 per week.
Our specialist technicians at Safe Fire & Electrical will perform a thorough inspection of all your fire systems and equipment, including fire extinguishers which need to be tested and evaluated every six months. Such a meticulous inspection is necessary to ensure that your fire safety measures and fire engineered solutions meet the requirements as stipulated in the Building Code of Australia and other applicable Australian Fire Safety Standards.
All the necessary repairs and recommended additional fire equipment needed must be completed before the issuance of the AFSS. This procedure is to ensure that all fire equipment and fire safety measures are performing in accordance with their original design requirements. We guarantee complete documentation to accompany the AFSS as absolute proof of fulfillment. For more information, contact us today.