Annual fire inspections, what to watch out for

Fire extinguishersBuilding owners will be familiar with the legal requirement to lodge a fire safety statement with the local council and fire brigade every year.

The process usually involves a fire services contractor attending the building, inspecting and testing fire safety measures and certifying they are compliant or recommending work to make them compliant, and once that work is complete, certifying compliance, and then the owner sends the statement to the local council and fire brigade.

There are a number of issues to watch out for when planning these inspections. Our friends at Bannermans Lawyers wrote an excellent article, explaining some of the pitfalls and made some useful suggestions.

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