NSW – Building Fire Safety Regulation change requirements

Upcoming changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the regulations) that become effective 1 October 2017, will impact building owners who are required to issue fire safety statements for their buildings. The attached fact sheet outlines the current and proposed systems for the preparation of fire safety statements in NSW. Building owners still [...]

The Victorian Building Regulations have been amended.

The Victorian Building Regulations have been amended. S.R. No.33/2016 dated 26/4/2016   A new Building Regulation 1205A has been inserted. “Compliance with As1851-2012 taken to be compliance with earlier standards” Finally in Victoria, we have a single maintenance standard that can be applied against all buildings regardless of age and references in previously issued occupancy permits [...]

Victoria Building Authority Practice Note 2016-23 Update

Victoria Building Authority Practice Note 2016-23 Update Victoria Building Authority Practice Note 2016-23 was released in February 2016.   This key guidance note on the maintenance of Essential Safety Measures has been updated to introduce AS 1851-2012 - Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment, and advises on its adoption in the State of Victoria.   [...]

Essential Safety Measures Update for South Australia

Essential Safety Measures  Update for South Australia South Australia. Ministers Specification SA76 -  Essential Safety Provisions 2015 amendments South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has released an updated Ministers Specification that enables new buildings to adopt and existing buildings over 500m2 a process to adopt the latest versions of AS1851. The South Australian Government has [...]

Essential Safety Measures Practice Note

Essential Safety Measures Practice Note ”“ Victorian Building Authority August 2014 More information Follow the link to find out more  http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/24869/Essential-Safety-Measures.pdf

New obligations for certifiers

New obligations for certifiers - fire safety when development affects an existing building Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 came into force on 18 July 2014 and affect class 1b-9 buildings (not class 1a or 10 buildings). The amendments include obligations for certifiers in relation to: inspecting egress routes before issuing a [...]

Announcement Jan 2014

AESC is excited to announce the release of our on-line contractor certification sign off - this allows the contractors to complete their certification directly into BOSS.

Announcement Oct 2013

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is putting illegal budget accommodation operators on notice, after a Caboolture businessman was sentenced to two terms of imprisonment today. More information Follow the link to find out more - https://www.fire.qld.gov.au/news/view.asp?id=10036  

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