Essential Safety Measures Audit – Fire Shutters
An essential safety measures auditor must have a working knowledge of fire shutters under AS 1851-2005 Section 17, and ensure the viewing of the recording system (essential safety measures logbook) of inspection/ testing routines at 3, 6 and 12 monthly intervals for fire shutters to allow the signing of the Annual Statement.
The auditor must be aware of walls requiring a fire resistance level so as to look for openings that have fire shutters. If unsure the auditor should refer to the building surveyors/ certifier’s essential safety measures determinations/ schedules issued at occupancy stage (occupation certificate, occupancy permit, certificate of classification and certificate construction compliance) to determine whether the fire shutters have been nominated as an installed essential safety measure. Fire shutters are frequently removed by tenants for convenience during building upgrades.