Council Certification & Annual Fire Safety Statements

Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS)

What is the Annual Fire Safety Statement?

An Annual Fire Safety Statement when issued certifies that:

For the purpose of the Annual Fire Safety Statement, only Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety) (APFS) can assess and endorse fire safety measures.​

Both Michael & Kim retain the relevant knowledge & experience to determine whether a fire safety measure is still capable of performing to the standard of performance listed on the fire safety schedule.

An Annual Fire Safety Statement when issued certifies that:

Each essential fire safety measure in the building is capable of performing to a standard no less than that to which the measure was originally, or subsequently designed and implemented.

The Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety) has assessed all paths of travel to the exits including the exit doors, and advised of the status, in connection with the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations (2000), at the time of the inspection.

Who is responsible for certification?

Under the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, the owner of the building must ensure that each of the measures have been assessed by a Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety), and then forward a copy of the Annual Fire Safety Statement or Fire Safety Certificate to Council and the NSW Fire Brigades.

A copy of the statement or certificate must also be prominently displayed in the building.

Dynamick Fire Installations has many years of experience with building codes and fire safety audits and are industry leaders in testing, maintaining and repairing fire protection systems. With specific expertise in building maintenance and safety, Dynamick Fire can provide Annual Assessments, BCA Assessments and Fire Upgrade Assessments in accordance with AS4655

Changes to NSW Legislation from July 1st 2020 affect the issuing of Fire Safety Statements which require the engagement of qualified Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety).

These legislative changes also affect the need for some buildings to have a current Fire Safety Schedule present before an Annual Fire Safety Statement can be issued. You can contact your local Council to obtain an existing Fire Safety Schedule, or you can contact us for more information regarding Fire Safety Schedules and how to obtain one.

Owners Annual Fire Safety Assessment

Where applicable, the law requires building owners to engage an Accredited Practitioner of Fire Safety to assess fire safety measures in buildings each year. If the inspection is not performed properly by a Accredited Practitioner of Fire Safety, the building owner may be held liable under the regulation.

Engaging Dynamick Fire Installations for the Annual Fire Safety Assessment satisfies this obligation.

Comprehensive Fire Safety Assessment

Our Accredited Practitioners of Fire Safety determine when the fire safety measures were installed in your building and research the performance standards that was applicable at the time of installation.

The inspection identifies whether:

  • The fire systems listed on the council’s schedule exist on your premises, and are correctly listed by the council
  • The fire systems can perform to the relevant Australian Standards and legislation
  • Changes to building structure or use effect fire system performance
  • The fire equipment is correctly located and has no obvious damage
  • The routine inspection, testing and servicing is being performed and any defects found have been rectified
  • The status of the paths of travel to the exits including the exit doors, in connection with the relevant state regulations.

The report:

  • Identifies fire measures and their relevant standards
  • Reports on the measures’ capacity to perform to their relevant standards
  • Recognises relevant issues in respect to paths of travel to the exits
  • Identifies and classifies any defects
  • Includes a Fire Safety Statement prepared for the building owner.

Prices start from $450

FPAS Fire Safety Assessment Register

Michael Steedman | FO32475A | Unrestricted

Kim Steedman | FO33744A | Unrestricted

You may confirm this on the FPAS Fire Safety Assessment Register Search.

Dynamick Fire Installations is accredited to assess key fire safety measures within a building such as:

  • Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire-resisting shafts
  • Automatic fail-safe devices
  • Automatic fire detection & alarm systems (1)
  • Automatic fire detection & alarm systems (2)
  • Automatic fire suppression systems (1)
  • Automatic fire suppression systems (2)
  • Division 7 Miscellaneous fire safety offences
  • Emergency Lifts
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency warning & intercommunication systems
  • Exit Signs
  • Fire alarm monitoring
  • Fire control centres and rooms
  • Fire dampers
  • Fire doors
  • Fire hose reel systems
  • Fire Hydrant systems (1)
  • Fire Hydrant systems (2)
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting Components
  • Fire shutters
  • Fire windows
  • Lightweight construction
  • Mechanical air handling system
  • Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Safety curtains in proscenium openings
  • Smoke alarms and heat alarms
  • Smoke and heat vents
  • Smoke Dampers
  • Smoke detectors and heat detectors
  • Smoke doors
  • Solid core doors
  • Standby power systems
  • Wall-wetting sprinkler and drencher systems
  • Warning and operational signs