We work with your team to design fire safety solutions to protect your most valuable assets – your people.
Building Act: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
Building Regulation: Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000
Annual Compliance Certificate: Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS)
Measure: Essential Fire Safety Measures In New South Wales, it is a requirement for the AFSS to be submitted annually to the local Council and the NSW Fire Brigade to prove Essential Fire Safety Measures within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months as installed
When it comes to building owners and managers, protecting people’s lives and property is a priority. Any essential safety measures need to be endorsed by a APFS Accredited Practitioner Fire Safety, otherwise building owners may be liable.
As part of the New South Wales Government fire safety regulation and certification system, fire safety practitioners engaging in design work or preparing annual fire safety statements are required to be recognised as a CFSP. Training and accreditation is provided by FPA Australia under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) and meet the NSW Government requirements.
At Grosvenor, many of our employees have recently completed training to receive their Individual Accreditation, allowing them to be recognised nationally for skills, knowledge and competencies. We also have employees currently undergoing training with further training planned in the near future. Grosvenor is also an FPAS Recognised Business. Our customers can be guaranteed that our employees measure up to the highest industry standards.
Fire protection systems keep the building and its occupants safe in the event of a fire hazard. They provide safe means of evacuation in case of emergency, reducing the risk of harm for everyone involved.
We offer maintenance, repair, construction, and design work for all fire safety and protection assets within a commercial building. Services include:
Active fire protection systems detect and proactively extinguish fires. Active fire equipment includes early detection fire alarm panels and sprinkler protection systems. Passive fire protection systems, on the other hand, provide constant containment, preventing fires from spreading further. Examples include fire doors, which keep fire and smoke from spreading to other rooms for up to 3 hours.
Emergency lighting can be carried during normal operating hours provided that:
A. There is an emergency testing circuit installed.
B. The regular house lighting is not connected to the emergency lighting.
Fire panels, Fire pumps, and EWIS (Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems) require monthly testing to detect any damage and avoid malfunctions during an emergency.
Fire alarm panels are activated in different ways, depending on the installation. They may be connected to various sensors, such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, and flame detectors, or they may be activated through manual break glass points. Upon the activation of an alarm, the system will project tones and sirens through the premises, directing building occupants to evacuate.
Fire extinguishers are classified as dangerous goods and cannot be disposed of at your household chemical waste collection and/or curbside collection. When our team replaces or upgrades your fire extinguisher, we will ensure that it is safely removed from the site and disposed of accordingly.
An AFSS includes all of the essential fire safety measures a building must adhere to, and must be issued each year. The statement verifies that an accredited fire safety practitioner has inspected the site and confirmed that the exit systems in the building comply with regulations and Australian standards.