Essential Safety Measures Audit – Building Elements Fire Resistance
Building surveyors/ certifiers who issue the building approval documentation must also issue the necessary essential safety measures schedules, lists, determinations or certificates of classification. These documents will nominate when necessary ‘building elements fire resistance’ as an essential safety measure, that is any building element requiring a fire-resistance level (FRL) e.g. floors, walls, columns, beams, bracings, ceilings, roofs, shafts, tunnels etc. will all be building elements fire resistance.
An essential safety measures auditor must understand and be aware of the implications of all building elements in a building that require a FRL, which are nominated as building elements fire resistance to ensure fire safety compliance. Not all are obvious, and not all are specifically nominated in the essential safety measures schedule. All non-compliant building elements fire resistance should be nominated in the essential safety measures logbook to allow for signing the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate of Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.