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Fire Protection Maintenance

Saturday, 12th July 2014

The Australian Standard for maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment has been amended from the previous 2005 version. According to Fire Protection Association Australia, the revised 1851 standard (2012) has “undergone a comprehensive review to increase the scope and ease of application across new and existing building stock and infrastructure” and is being promoted as the most appropriate Standard for routine servicing of fire protection systems and equipment, nationally.

The updated version can be applied to existing installations with no requirement to upgrade or modify any system to which the new standard relates so there is no anticipated increase in cost to the Owners Corporation to achieve compliance with the latest legislation.

There is also a greater emphasis placed on the records and evidence required to demonstrate compliance to establish what is termed “base line data” for each system. Perhaps the most beneficial outcome for the Owners Corporation, Executive Committee and Strata Managers is the change to the way in which defects are to be reported. It must now be clearly identified as to how quickly each type of defect should be rectified by rating each item under sub-categories. The categories are:

critical (renders the system inoperative);

non-critical (affects operation but does not render system inoperative); and

non-conformance (does not affect operation).

It is anticipated that, by having clearer definitions, this will prevent the unnecessary reporting of ‘defects’ that do not affect actual system operation. This should help to avoid delays in issuing Annual Fire Safety Statements and equally prevent contractors withholding the Annual Fire Safety Statement due to pending repairs if those works are deemed non-urgent.

GK Strata Management will be working in conjunction with fire safety providers to ensure the entire scope of the new standard is implemented over the coming months so that the Owners Corporations maintain their duty of care regarding fire system maintenance.

For more information visit www.gkstrata.com.au

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Comment from muneerahmed on Tuesday, 19th June 2018

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Comment from KENRICK on Monday, 03rd April 2017

Thank you strata live for sharing about the Fire Protection Maintenance and web design denver. GK Strata Management will be working in conjunction with fire safety providers to ensure the entire scope of the new standard good to know that too.

Comment from aldenmcgee on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

 

Excellent article to read,I am very much please to read about The Australian Standard for maintenance of fire protection systems and do some bestessay about how important they have been,Thank you for sharing the information.

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