A Fire Safety Report is an assessment of the building in relation to current fire safety regulations. When we prepare a Fire Safety Report, our
team will thoroughly inspect your building and carefully assess available plans to determine whether it complies with these regulations.
Fire safety in buildings has 2 main purposes. The primary purpose is to keep you alive during a fire including getting you out safely. The
second is to protect building you are in and adjoining buildings.
Our Report will include:
- identification of serious fire safety breaches
- appropriate remedial work where applicable
- alternative strategies for older buildings which were built prior to the requirements of the Building Code of Australia
Who does it?
A specially trained Building Consultant with experience in fire safety.
When should a Fire Safety Report be prepared?
Prior to the purchase or upgrade of properties such as units, retail, commercial or industrial buildings, or voluntarily as the building ages.
To achieve the minimum level of life and asset safety.
Why should I have a Fire Safety Report prepared?
Many older or more complex buildings, especially units/flats are unsafe during a major fire. This is because some units and apartments were
built prior to the more stringent fire regulations required by the Strata Titles Act (1971). Even relatively new buildings can face expensive
upgrade because they may not comply with the BCA that became law in 1996.
Every Strata Scheme is required to be aware of and comply with the fire safety requirements of the BCA. Tyrrells can outline your immediate
fire safety requirements to complement the advice you already are receiving from the contractors servicing your fire safety services and measures.
Typical fire safety breaches in buildings include:
- absence of a fire-resistant door
- absence of effective fire protection between adjoining buildings
- inadequate escape from a building - the staircase may not be properly fire isolated
- absence of fire services such as hydrants and hose reels
- ceiling not fire rated or unsealed holes around service pipes
Granny flats, residential space built above shops and offices and warehouses which have been illegally converted to residential buildings
are also at risk.
Which types of properties are inspected?
Flats, units, townhouses, strata properties (including common areas), shops, motels/hotels, factories, warehouses and commercial buildings.