Essential Safety Measures Audit – Fire Rated Control Joints
An essential safety measures determination/ schedule will nominate fire rated control joints as an essential safety measure. The auditor must check all fire rated control joints and report results in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to ensure fire safety compliance. On multi-storey buildings the essential safety measure known as fire rated control joints is usually deleted from the scope of works for external walls, as a cage (or other) is required to perform the inspection; at a significant cost. The owner must decide to what extent fire rated control joints are to be inspected when installed in the external walls to allow signing of the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate of Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.