Fire Safety Statements

Fire Safety Statements are a type of certificate that building owners must have prepared annually which certifies that each of the essential fire safety measures installed in their buildings have been inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the relevant Building Code of Australia requirements and Australian Standards.

Fire Safety Statements must be submitted annually to Council and the Fire Commissioner by the owners of all Class 1b and Class 2 to Class 9 buildings as defined in the Building Code of Australia (view – BCA Building Classifications). The regular servicing of fire safety measures within your building must be done, however the Fire Safety Statement is additional and is required to comply with Part 9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

Failure to have a Fire Safety Statement produced on an annual basis is an offence and can significantly affect the levels of fire safety afforded to the occupants of your building, which may threaten their safety and potentially render the building owner liable to substantial penalties and significant liability implications.

Penalties for failing to submit an annual Fire Safety Statement to Council can be significant. Councils may also serve a fire safety order in relation to this matter.

To enquire about a Fire Safety Report please contact the office