Local legislature dictates your fire sprinkler inspection schedules. In Australia, automatic sprinkler systems need inspecting and testing monthly. Otherwise, you might breach AS1851, Section 2.
In July of 2020, the NSW Government enacted reforms through the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in an effort to strengthen fire safety for new and existing buildings.
A fire safety measure means any measure (including any item of equipment, form of construction or fire safety strategy) that could be implemented in a building to ensure the safety of persons using the building in the event of a fire. There are 32 individual Fire Safety Measures.
In 2017 competent fire safety practitioners are extremely important as a result of the recent reforms. In the wake of such tragedies as the Bankstown apartment fire (2012) and the pursuing Coronial Inquest, Melbourne’s Lacrosse Tower fire (2014), London’s Grenfell Tower fire (2017) and more importantly as a direct result of the Michael Lambert’s Report, the New South Wales Government is responding by implementing reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act Amendment (Fire Safety and Building Certification) Regulation 2017.
Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has today launched a new register of fire protection practitioners to connect building owners and industry looking for assistance in preparing Annual or Supplementary Fire Safety Statements with FPA Australia Corporate members who currently do this work.