Fire Safety Audit
Essential Safety Measures (ESM)
The upkeep of ESM will make sure that the safety systems, which primarily deal with different fire circumstances in the building, remain intact at the necessary operational level all the way, till the building erects. Our fire safety audit specialists in Australia take care of all fire precautions and then give you the ultimate fire safety parameters.
What are Essential Safety Measures
When the construction of a building is complete, the owner of the building is responsible by law for its maintenance, in particular the building’s fire safety features or Essential Safety Measures (ESM).
ESM installed in your building may include, but are not limited to:
Active Systems – fire hose reels, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and detectors.
Passive Systems – fire penetration and doors in fire rated materials.
Management Systems – warden training and fire training for safe evacuation.
How fire compliance is achieved
Compliance is achieved by consideration and assessment of the testing documentation and installation in accordance with the relevant ESM maintenance Australian Standard. Procedures are reviewed and scrutinized for all testing undertaken through the previous 12 months. This is certified annually as setailed in the table below.
How is fire compliance enforced
The maintenance requirements for ESM are administered under each state’s respective acts and regulations. This legislation requires that the ESM installed into a building are maintained routinely by the building owner (to the relevant Australian Standard), reviewed annually and certified in the prescribed format. Penalties apply for failure to comply with the above ranging from $10,000 for individuals to $100,000.00 for companies and jail terms apply in some instances.
Who determines what to maintain
Maintenance is determined from the issue of a maintenance schedule/ statement issued on completion of new building work. For buildings constructed prior to the introduction of this requirement a maintenance determination can be issued buy your local council or in some states your private building surveyor/certifier.
Stokes Safety also run seminars and briefing sessions on ESM for Companies and Maintenance Personnel.
So that we can best assist you and your business with all needs of your building fire safety compliance in Melbourne, please Contact Us today on 1800 058 342