/ ALTERATIONS / ADDITIONS TO EXISTING BUILDINGS
Building Act 1971
The owner must ensure maintenance and testing of any essential safety provisions installed in a building under any former building regulations under the Building Act 1971 to the requirements that applied under those regulations including maintaining the necessary logbooks is carried out. (Refer to Minister’s Specification SA 76A – Appendix B for requirements if alterations/ additions occur to building).
Prior to Building Act 1971
If a building existed prior to 1971 and no building works have occurred since 1971 no provisions apply. No requirement to have essential safety provisions unless new building works are done. (Refer to Minister’s Specification SA 76 January 2000 – Appendix B for requirements).
Applicable to all Class 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 buildings (in leased premises the owner is responsible for compliance). A “Certificate of Compliance with Maintenance Procedures for Essential Safety Provisions” is not required for the following:
- A class 1b building
- A Class 2 building that does not exceed a rise in storeys of 3 and does not have a floor area greater then 2000m².
- A class 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9b building that does not exceed a rise in storeys of 2 and does not have a floor area exceeding 500m².
- Obtain copies of all documentation issued pre 1971 under former regulations relative to ‘essential safety provisions’ and implement the conditions including logbooks.
- Ensure statutory requirements of the regulations are meet to allow the ‘Certificate of Compliance with Maintenance Procedures for Essential Safety Provisions’ to be issued, develop and implement a logbook system that reflects the regulation requirements and record all pertinent information leading to the issue of the certificate.
- Forward a copy of the ‘Certificate of Compliance with Maintenance Procedures for Essential Safety Provisions’ signed by the owner or manager to Council annually.