Essential Safety Measures Audit – Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Mechanical ventilation systems maintenance must be sufficient for the air handling equipment to deliver adequate amounts of outdoor air with sufficient circulation and to remove containments. A check by the essential safety measures auditor of the building surveyors/ certifiers essential safety measures determination/ schedule will reveal the mechanical ventilation systems is nominated as an essential safety measure, and will have to be maintained by AS/NZS 3666.2:2002 Air-handling and water systems of buildings – Microbial control – Operation and maintenance.
The essential safety measures auditor to ensure fire safety compliance must check the mechanical contractor’s mechanical ventilation systems logbook to ascertain whether inspections, testing and maintenance are being carried out as required. Any deficiencies in the mechanical ventilation systems should be registered in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to allow the signing of the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement and Annual Maintenance Statement.