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Competent fire safety practitioner in sydney

Assessments for relevant fire safety systems

NSW Government made some changes in legislation to improve the condition of fire safety of any building and implemented some major changes in the documentation and implementation for owners and contractors engaged in the field. The changes were effective from 1 October 2017. The regulations also requires building owners to verify that their building meets the fire safety obligations by issuing Annual fire safety statement.

 Though the changes have not been fully structured, but a big step has been taken. Some important changes are as follows:
– Introduction of the terminology : Competent Fire Safety Practitioner ( abbreviated as CFSP ).
– Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) to be signed by a Competent Fire Safety Practitioner.
– Some Fire Safety Designs to be prepared and signed by a Competent Fire Safety Practitioner (CFSP).
– Previously the fire contractor was not supposed to sign on the AFSS but with this change in legislation, there is a section in the document where the contractor (CFSP) will need to sign on the Annual Fire Safety Statement. Rest of the document and AFSS declaration is to be signed by the owner or agent of the building.

Competent Fire Safety Practitioner is the person who is deemed to be qualified and skilled to endorse plans and specification of Fire Safety in the building. The exact guideline of what a CFSP must posses is yet to be published by relevant jurisdiction. For the interim period, it is up to the owner of the building, manager of the building, owner of the business, certifiers of the building to confirm if the person engaged can be deemed as a CFSP.

In the near future it is expected that a proper guideline will be set up to define a Competent Fore Safety Practitioner. As fire can happen anywhere anytime, owners of the building must ensure that all the equipment in the building or on the site are in the correct form and ready to use at the time of emergency. We have sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to assess the specific inspections.

We do the routine inspection of Fire Extinguishers, Emergency exit lights, Fire doors, Smoke alarms, Fire indication panels, Fire Hydrants, Hose reels, Sprinkler system, Drencher system, Occupants warning system, Fire detection and alarm system,  etc. and report you with suggestions if needed. We prepare Annual Fire Safety statement on request.

 

How can SPS Fire and Safety help you with this?

We carry out the routine inspection, testing and reporting of Fire Extinguishers, Emergency lights, illuminated exit signs, Fire Detection and Alarm system, Fire Hose reel, smoke alarms, Fire Hydrants, Occupant Warning System Window drencher system etc.

Our competent Fire Safety Practitioner registered with Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) who signs the relevant section of Annual Fire Safety Statement.

Any outstanding repairs can be organised, site reassessed and certified for you council submission.

The BCA sets the standards to which the safety systems have to be designed, constructed and installed. Different expertise is required in a design to comply with the BCA for each type of system. We have sufficient technical knowledge to deal with the specific standards set by the BCA.

We do have the knowledge of relevant codes and standards. How can you help us? By providing us with construction plans and drawings, our qualified team visits the site and plans the equipment needed as per the site. With our knowledge and experience, an evacuation diagram is made with all the relative equipment provided to comply with the BCA.

After various assessments of the fire measures, annual fire safety statement is issued. Copies of these statements must be sent to council and Fire and Rescue NSW.

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