FIRE AUDITS AND UPGRADES
For many older buildings, the fire safety requirements which existed at the time of construction may no longer be considered appropriate to provide an adequate level of protection to the building occupants in the event of a fire. The scope of work which may be necessary to upgrade an existing building to meet the modern fire safety requirements can be determined through inspections and assessments.
A fire order is issued because the building is deemed unsafe regarding its fire safety level. Owners or strata managers are notified of a pending order and a required completion date is issued. Council fire orders must be completed in 6 months from the date on which the order was served. An order may demand that appropriate fire-safety equipment and/or proper fire-resistant construction be provided within building to ensure the safety of the occupants.
At BCA Performance we have extensive experience in the upgrading of properties to comply with Australian fire regulations. Our comprehensive and proactive response to fire protection solutions is informed by our close association with the NSW fire brigade and adherence to the principles of fire safety and can provide the following services:-
Carry out inspections on existing buildings and provide Due Diligence reports to establish the existing level of compliance to the BCA in regards to fire safety;
Carry out inspections on existing buildings and provide advice and information in regards to practical fire upgrade solutions that suit the needs of the building and its occupants;
Provide advice and assistance with Council fire upgrade orders;
Provide general advice in regards to the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Regulations 2000;