Essential Safety Measures Audit – Fire Isolated Lift Shafts
When performing an essential safety measures inspection on fire isolated lift shafts an essential safety measures auditor must be aware of the significance of a number of major safety issues the BCA brought to bear in the design and construction of fire isolated lift shafts to ensure fire safety compliance. Some of these issues are fire doors, emergency lighting, artificial lighting, warning signs, fire-resistance levels, construction joints, fire indices and service penetrations in fire isolated lift shafts.
All of these elements combine to ensure the integrity of fire isolated lift shafts providing all the essential safety measures nominated are maintained to a level that they actually operate to the necessary standard in an emergency. Any non-compliant issues for fire isolated lift shafts should be recorded in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to allow signing of the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate of Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.