NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that a fire safety schedule  (under EPAR and building regulations) must be issued when granting/ issuing a development consent, complying development certificate, construction certificate or a fire safety order. A fire safety schedule must deal with the whole building, not merely the part of the building to which the approvals apply to.

Development consents, complying development certificates, construction certificates or fire safety orders must include the essential fire safety measures currently implemented in the building, and the essential fire safety measures proposed or required to be implemented in the building as statutory essential fire safety measures.

A fire safety schedule must distinguish between the essential fire safety measures currently implemented in the building premises under the building regulations, and the essential fire safety measures proposed or required to be implemented in the building premises. The fire safety schedule must also identify each measure that is a critical essential fire safety measure and the intervals (being intervals of less than 12 months) at which supplementary essential fire safety measures must specify the minimum standard of performance for each essential fire safety measure included in the schedule.

A copy of the fire safety schedule must be attached to (and is taken to form part of) the relevant development consent, complying development certificate, construction certificate or fire safety order and for the purposes of an appeal and forms part of the development consent or construction certificate. An earlier fire safety schedule is superseded by a later fire safety schedule, and ceases to have effect when the later fire safety schedule is issued.

Building Legislation Table

Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the building control process.

Fire Safety Compliance: Essential Fire Safety Measures

Refer to our Essential Fire Safety Measures Identification table for further information on individual Essential Fire Safety Measures including the annual fire safety statement.

Further Advice

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