Essential Safety Measures Audit – Air Conditioning Systems
A common problem for essential safety measure auditors is locating fire dampers in a building. A lot of fire dampers are located in a building without adequate access panels for inspection purposes. It is not uncommon for a lot of fire dampers not to be able to be inspected due to access problems.
Maintenance routines are carried out under AS 1851-2005 ‘Maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment’. An essential safety measures auditor must be familiar with the various types of fire dampers installed in the building and be prepared to squeeze into some tight situations to ensure fire safety compliance. Abuilding surveyor/ building certifier’s essential safety measures schedule/ determination will nominate the frequency of inspections required. Inspections that require rectification works on fire dampers must be recorded 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.