AS1851-2012 Compliance-fire-safety-measures

AS 1851-2012 Compliance

  • AS1851-2012 Compliance-fire-safety-measures

    AS 1851-2012 Compliance

    Fire safety testing, inspections and maintenance From 13 February 2025, all building owners  must maintain essential fire safety measures and equipment in accordance with Australian Standard 1851-2012 (AS 1851-2012). Currently, fire safety measures must be maintained (with no specific standard listed) and assessed annually in accordance with the codes listed in the schedule attached to […]

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    Lithium-ion batteries in strata buildings

    How to manage e-bike use & enjoyment against the risk of explosion & fire from lithium-ion batteries Owners and occupiers of strata buildings are increasingly asking about what to do to prevent fires caused by exploding lithium-ion battery powered household products, including eBikes, eScooters and eTools. These products are injuring people on a weekly basis […]

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    Fire Safety Reforms for Strata Buildings

    A review of current and upcoming fire safety standards The recent Amending Regulation to the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 (known as the DCFS Regulation) introduces several significant changes to enhance fire safety in buildings. Key amendments were: increasing oversight of fire safety performance solutions through enhanced involvement of […]

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    Fire Safety in Strata Living

    A Collective Responsibility for Safety and Compliance In the realm of strata living, fire safety is a paramount concern and the collective responsibility of every resident. Recent strata incidents across various locations underscore the critical nature of this issue: A balcony BBQ led to a gas explosion in Collaroy on January 18. A faulty lithium-ion […]

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    Fire safety during the festive season

    A GUIDE FOR STRATA OWNERS As the holiday season approaches, ensuring fire safety in your strata residence is paramount. Home fire safety is a collective responsibility in strata and proactive preparation can prevent potential tragedies. Consider the following checklist to safeguard your home and your community: Indoor Safety Measures Use only one electrical item per […]

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    Fire safety for strata owners

    Fire safety in strata Fire safety is a core responsibility of owners corporations and strata committees. It is not simply a matter of compliance with regulations. It is one area where a “she’ll be right” attitude or “near enough is good enough” can be a fatal error. As a recent fire in Rome illustrated, one […]

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  • Annual Fire Safety Statements Certification Requirements

    Annual Fire Safety Statements Certification Requirements

    Fire Safety Certification: NSW requirements for owners and strata committees Fire safety statements A fire safety statement is a document issued by or on behalf of the owners of an existing building confirming that an accredited practitioner (fire safety) has assessed, inspected and verified the performance of each fire safety measure that applies to the building. There […]

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  • False fire alarm penalties

    False fire alarm charge increases

    Fire alarms in Strata managed properties: what you need to know In 2015, 97% of the Automatic Fire Alarms (AFA) that Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to were due to false alarms. Crucial resources should be available for genuine emergencies. Repeated false fire alarms may reduce the likelihood that a real alarm will be […]

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