AUST – Building owners need to ensure that their contractors or tenants contractors know when fire-rated wiring is required. Fire rating cable allows electrical connections in a building to work for a specific amount of time while there is a fire. This is vital for the safety of tenants as it supports essential safety measures such as emergency lighting and smoke control to work, providing a safe evacuation. It is extremely important that building owners ensure that their contractors install the correct fire-rating wiring. Tenant fit-outs can uncover existing cabling that isn’t compliant and potentially open up investigations for lease conditions. This can result in an arduous and expensive venture for the building owner that can sometimes head into a legal confrontation.
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