Annual Fire Safety Certificates
Most Australian States and Territories require owners or occupiers to prepare and submit annual statements (or Essential Safety Measures) certifying that a building’s fire safety measures have been adequately maintained over the course of the preceding year and are fit for purpose. In most cases, penalties apply for failing to submit or submitting late or incomplete statements.
Greencap's team of experienced fire safety auditors (Certified Fire Safety Practitioners [CFSP] in NSW) can manage the entire annual certification process
The annual ESM certification process typically involves the following:
- Facilitate and supervise System Interface Tests against the relevant design specifications
- Review service records relating to the building’s fire safety measures against the relevant standards
- Undertake a comprehensive site inspection to verify compliance with nominated standards of performance and fire engineering “Performance Solutions”
- Coordinate collation and scrutiny of individual contractor annual statements and maintenance documentation
- Prepare a report which prioritises defects according to greatest impact on life safety and property protection
- Prepare and submit annual fire safety certification
Where required, Greencap can make representations to local authorities on behalf of the building owner to manage any delays in the submission of annual certification due to critical system defects and similar circumstances.
Greencap has experience servicing clients with a range of large, national property portfolios, ensuring compliance with relevant state-based requirements, adding value, and ensuring risk mitigation across the portfolio.