QLD – Building Approval Documents: Fire Safety Installations: Building Audit

QLD – HENDRY building certifiers alert building owners, occupiers and facility managers that the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is requesting building approval documents during their regular fire safety installations auditing processes of occupied buildings. Most facility managers are now aware of the requirement to display the Certificate of Classification for a building if their building was completed after 1997.  This provision under Section 284 of the Building Act became mandatory on 1 July 2009. The QFRS has been actively auditing buildings since the inception of this provision and requesting that buildings display relevant Certificates of Classification accordingly. In addition

Fire Doors: Essential Safety Measures

AUST – Essential Property Services advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) nominates the installation of fire doors in all classification of buildings, in various types of construction and within specific uses. Invariably fire doors are nominated as essential safety measures. The following illustration from BCA Illustrated depicts the use of a fire door in conjunction with a fire shutter to provide the necessary fire resistance level to achieve building compliance... (more) Fire Safety Compliance: Essential Safety Measures Refer to our Essential Safety Measures Identification Table for further information on individual essential safety measures nominated by private certifiers in building

Residential Building: Multi-Level: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was requested by a residential property owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey apartment building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. Since the same owner or tenants were due to be in residence for a period of time (unlike a hotel where guests would only stay for a night or two), the appointed building surveyor (private certifier) at the time, did not specify the requirement to have an evacuation diagram attached to the inside face of each apartment door. Hotel type buildings however, should have an evacuation diagrams behind