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Fire Safety Measures

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.

These FSMs are based on clause 166 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and the requirements of annual fire safety statements, and include:

  1. Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
  2. Automatic fail-safe devices
  3. Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  4. Automatic fire suppression systems
  5. Emergency lifts
  6. Emergency lighting
  7. Emergency planning
  8. Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
  9. Exit signs
  10. Fire alarm monitoring
  11. Fire control centres and rooms
  12. Fire dampers
  13. Fire doors
  14. Emergency planning
  15. Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
  16. Exit signs
  17. Fire alarm monitoring
  18. Fire hose reel systems
  19. Fire hydrant systems
  20. Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting components of the building
  21. Fire shutters
  22. Fire windows
  23. Lightweight construction
  24. Mechanical air handling systems
  25. Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles
  26. Portable fire extinguishers
  27. Safety curtains in proscenium openings
  28. Smoke alarms and heat alarms
  29. Smoke and heat vents
  30. Smoke dampers
  31. Smoke detectors and heat detectors
  32. Smoke doors
  33. Solid core doors
  34. Standby power systems
  35. Wall-wetting sprinkler and drencher systems
  36. Warning and operational signs.

Other fire safety measures may be required by the building certifies or a performance (alternative) solution.

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