Fire Safety Certification

NSW Government Building Regulation and Certification Reform

The NSW Government has introduced new fire safety regulations designed to strengthen the state’s building regulation and certification system. The new regulations have a requirement for fire safety statement assessments to be carried out by a competent fire safety practitioner. The new regulation come into effect on 1 JULY 2020.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has prepared a circular called Building Fire Safety Regulation new and changed requirements.

Building Owners

The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) is presently working on establishing a coregulatory framework for recognising industry schemes for accrediting individuals as competent fire safety practitioners. In the interim Building Owners who must issue fire safety statements will need to ensure that the person who performs one of the new functions is competent, and to confirm this in writing.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has prepared a document called Competent fire safety practitioner – A guide for building owners who must issue fire safety statements.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has prepared new standard forms for Interim/Final Fire Safety certificates and Annual/Supplementary Fire Safety Statements.

Accreditation Schemes

The Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has presently recognised a class of persons as competent fire safety practitioners for the purposes of one or more provisions of this Regulation.

Transitional arrangements

There are None. If your contractor is not on the CFSP list, a FSS cannot be issued.

WHAT HAS CHANGED ? WHAT IS DIFFERENT ?

Form October 1 2017 you MUST ONLY EMPLOY a "competent fire safety practitioner" to service your equipment and,

A CFSP will be a person that has:

• Academic Requirements
• Relevant Experience Requirements
• Insurance Requirements
• Fit and Proper Person Requirements

Insurance Requirements for Accreditation

For all CFSP accreditation classes, the Australian Fire Association recommends that the practitioner or their employer has a minimum of at least 10 million dollars of Public Liability and 2 Million dollars of Professional Indemnity insurance, including 7 years run off cover, specifically covering undertaking works relating to the accreditation class.

Relevant Experience Requirements for Accreditation

For all CFSP accreditation classes, the Australian Fire Association recommends that the practitioner has a minimum of at least 4 years verified experience specifically undertaking works relating to the accreditation class.

The new Fire Safety Statement Form is REQUIRED to be USED and it CANNOT be MODIFIED at all as it is the only form that is APPROVED by the Secretary of the Department of Fiance Services Innovation (DFSI)

Competent fire safety practitioner

The Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has presently has NOT recognised a class of persons as competent fire safety practitioners for the purposes of one or more provisions of this Regulation. As such there are currently no recognised Accreditation Schemes.

https://connect.fpaa.com.au/FPASDetailPage?id=32553

LIST of CFSP at Fire Service Plus

CPC50509 Diploma of Fire System Design

Kyle Caunt (transitional)

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FIRE SAFETY ASSESSMENT - NATIONAL REGISTER
Kyle Caunt
Fire Protection Association Australia Approval No: F032553A

Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
Automatic fail-safe devices
Automatic fire detection and alarm systems (level 1)
Automatic fire detection and alarm systems (level 2)
Emergency lighting
Emergency planning
Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
Exit Signs
Fire alarm monitoring
Fire control centres and rooms
Fire doors
Fire Hydrant systems (level 1)
Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting components
Fire shutters
Fire windows
Lightweight construction
Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles
Portable fire extinguishers
Smoke alarms and heat alarms
Smoke detectors and heat detectors
Smoke doors
Solid core doors
Warning and operational signs.

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Link to the register list
https://connect.fpaa.com.au/FireSafetyAssessor

Certificate II (CPP20511) in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

Steve Caunt
Kyle Caunt
Glen Moser
Teagan Caunt
Tobias Williams
Brenden Meikle

Licensed Electrician

Kyle Caunt and Nominated Supervisor

CERTIFIED A1 CERTIFIER

Building Certification Associates Pty Ltd
Mr Ronald Moore

A1 Certifier

AUTHORITY TO APPOINT CFSP FORM

IN SIMPLE TERMS the A,B,C'S

1/ Make sure you use a Company Service Tech is a
CPP20511: Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing

FIRE SERVICE PLUS COMPLIES

2/ Make sure your company has a Certifier that can Sign off on a Fire Safety Certificate CPC50509 Diploma of Fire System Design

FIRE SERVICE PLUS COMPLIES

3/ Make Sure your company use the Correct Form approved by the The Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance

FIRE SERVICE PLUS COMPLIES

Organising an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFFS) or Fire Safety Statement (FSS) from Fire Service Plus is as easy as A-B-C-D!

A/ Call us to arrange an inspection which includes Service, Repairs

B/ We make good any defects during inspection

C/ SITE Assessment at a cost is required to assess and LIST All fire safety measures for the Document and this NEW LIST MUST BE DISPLAYED in the BUILDING.

D/ We email you your reports, billing and Certification

NOTE: A Statement will not be issued under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES if items assets FAIL or are NOT PRESENT when they should be. ##

Fire Service Plus will supply a FSS or AFFS stating that all items of fire equipment and are in service to the relevant Australian Standard.

Essential services need to meet Annual Performances.

The complying performance of the essential services needs to be listed on a Fire Safety Statement

A COpy of the Finished Statement is required to be sent (by you) to FIRE RESCUE NSW and your local council.

This will satisfy the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

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