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)

LIST of CFSP at Fire Service Plus

FIRE SAFETY ASSESSMENT - NATIONAL REGISTER
Tobias Williams
Teagan Caunt

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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
Glen Moser
Teagan Caunt
Tobias Williams
Brenden Meikle

Licensed Electrician

Richard Barwick

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.

FSP Fire Extinguisher Specifications

some great safety tips from Splash, Red, Beeper and friends

HI, Im Beeper the smoke detector

Here are 3 easy tips for you and your family to remember for your fire safety.

1/ Make sure your home has Smoke Detectors!
2/ Test your Smoke Detectors once a month!
3/ Change your Smoke Detector's Battery in Autumn and Spring!

Its as easy as 1. 2. 3.

HI, Im Red the fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers GO EVERYWHERE!

Your Family's Kitchen, the Garage, the Car, Boat or Plane!!!

Every Home Should Have One or More Extinguisher!!!

HI, Im the new cool kid on the block, Splash the w

REMEMBER,USE ME "TO COOL A BURN!

Keep cold water on burns till you can get help.

See a doctor for burns to stop infections!!!

Hi Im Diego the Door

REMEMBER Close Your Door at Night.

DO

Do stay low. Smoke and hot air rise, so the best place to find fresher, cooler air is near the floor. Always crawl along the floor under the smoke when making your exit.

Do check the door surface and knob for heat then if not hot open the room's door just a crack at first to make sure smoke and flames won't rush into the room and so that you won't feed oxygen to the fire.

Do escape through a window if you can't use the door. Open the window slowly, in case a first-floor fire is lapping up the building's side. Climb out and hang by your hands before dropping feet first to the ground. If the window is too high off the ground start waving something around and yelling for help to attract attention.

DON'T

Don't open the room's door until you test it for heat. Use the back of your hand to test the door-it's more sensitive than your palm. If it's a wooden door, test the doorknob. If it's hot, don't open it.

Don't stop to call the fire department until you are safely outside and don't go back in.

Don't panic if you're trapped. Instead, stuff sheets and towels around the door to keep smoke out. Open a window and wave something to call attention to yourself.

Don't hide. Hiding under your bed or in a wardrobe is not going to stop the fire. Get out of the house or alert people that you are trapped.
Christmas Fire Safety Tips

Colouring In Panels

Have fun colouring in these downloadable and printable fire safety tips.

Use your crayons, pencils or paints and paste them in your classroom to remind everyone about fire safety.

Ask your teacher if the whole class can do this as a fire safety awareness activity.

Teachers Section

Teachers can use this section to download a complete set of the colouring in panels as well as a text format fire safety quiz and answers.

Fire safety awareness among your students is probably a very neglected real life subject. Making 1 child aware of what to do could save a life.

All answers needed for the quiz are on this page making it easier for students to study fire safety.

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