VICMaintenance requirements for essential safety measures have been almost non-existent until a major amendment occurred to the Victoria Building Regulations 1994 by the inclusion of Part 11 – Maintenance.

All buildings developed after 1 July 1994 and subjected to an Occupancy Permit must have an Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR) prepared each year.

Today’s situation ensures that owners and agents of buildings are responsible for maintaining essential safety measures to a prescribed standard. Part 12 of the Building Regulations 2006, now defines all buildings as either Subdivision 1, Subdivision 2 or Subdivision 3 each with their own set of rules and regulations.

To find out more about the AESMR and subdivision click here.