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Essential Safety Measures

About Essential Safety Measures

Maintaining essential safety measures is crucial to protect lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage. These measures help mitigate risks, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and create a safe environment for occupants. 

Our Services

Setup and manage essential safety measures compliance.

  • Site setup audit and assessment
  • Maintenance determinations
  • Data entry
  • Online Compliance Management Software
  • Compliance management services
  • Contractor management services
  • Selected Inspections and audits
  • Compliance status reporting
  • Compliance audit & reporting
  • Compliance sign off and reporting

How To Comply

Setup

Assess site buildings and facilities for essential safety measures and maintenance determinations. Upload data into LINKFM online compliance management  software.

  • Site audit and assessment
  • Maintenance determinations
  • Upload data into compliance software
  • Schedule and assign

Manage

Compliance software issues tasks monthly and monitors for completion. Overdue tasks are flagged for follow up action prior to monthly compliance reporting.

  • Issue assigned tasks
  • CompleteĀ  and report tasks
  • Monitor tasks
  • Defects and rectification
  • Task status reporting

Comply

Site and/or digital audit of records and reports for compliance. Prepare, sign and submit annual compliance records as required.

  • Audit site and digital records for compliance
  • Action and follow up deficiencies
  • Compliance reporting
  • Prepare, sign and submit compliance reports as applicable

What are Essential Safety Measures?

Essential safety measures are the fire and life safety measures required to be installed and maintained in buildings and facilities. Essential safety measures are defined in the building regulations and codes, are building and facility specific and are required to be maintained as a condition of occupancy.
As a facility owner or manager, you have a legal requirement to ensure all essential safety measures on site are maintained to Australian standard and perform to the same level of operation that existed at the time of commissioning.

Examples of Essential Safety Measures include:

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Check the compliance status of your facilities at any time from anywhere with LinkFM. Manage compliance, create reports, and stay on top of any compliance issues when it suits you.

Contractor Management

We work hand-in-hand with you, your contractors and all other relevant stakeholders to ensure that your facility is safe, properly maintained and compliant.

Automated reminders and follow up sent from our Compliance portal to keep your Contractors accountable . Review and manage contractor performance with easy reporting

Verified Record Keeping

With LinkFM all of your service reports and documentation stay in one place, accessible with the click of a button, making audits and handovers a breeze.

Easily & securely store your important documents such as occupancy permits, annual reports, compliance reports and more within your LinkFM account.

Applicable Legislations & Standards

Each State and Territory has defined building regulations and legislation designed to ensure the safety of occupants and the public throughout the life of the building. Varying levels of mandatory maintenance, testing or inspection of active and passive fire systems are required to ensure operational performance in the event of an emergency.

Act: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
Building Regulation: Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000
Defined Term: Essential Fire Safety Measures
Annual Compliance Certificate: Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS)

In New South Wales, it is a requirement for a building owner or owner’s representative of a building having a fire safety schedule to provide Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) to the local Council and Fire Rescue NSW each year. The AFSS must certify that a suitably qualified, Accredited Practitioner of Fire Safety (APFS) has assessed, inspected and verified the performance of the existing Essential Fire Safety Measures and inspected the exit systems serving the building to ensure that they do not contravene Division 7 of Part 9 of the Regulation.

Building Act: Building Act 1993
Building Regulation: Building Regulations 2018, Regulations 223 and 224
Annual Compliance Certificate: Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR)
Defined Term: Essential Safety Measures

In Victoria building owners have the responsibility to ensure all Essential Safety Measures relating to the building are maintained in order to perform as designed. An Annual Essential Safety Measures Report (AESMR) is required to be issued by the owner or the owner’s appointed agent within 28 days before the anniversary date of the building’s occupancy permit each year. For buildings constructed before 1 July 1994 an AESMR shall be prepared within 28 days before 13 June each year.

Building Act: Development Act 2004
Building Regulation: Development Regulations 1993 and Ministers Specifications South Australia 76
Defined Term: Essential Safety Provisions Annual Compliance Certificate: Schedule 16, Form 3

In South Australia it is a requirement for an annual Certificate of Compliance (Schedule 16 Form 3) to be submitted annually to the local building authority under Regulation 76 (5) & (6) as proof that the Essential Safety Provisions within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months. The submissions must be made within 60 days of the end of theprevious calendar year.

Building Act: Fire Services 1990
Building Regulation: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 / Queensland Development Code Part MP6.1
Defined Term: Fire Safety Installations
Annual Compliance Certificate: Occupier’s Statement

In Queensland, it is a requirement for the Occupier’s Statement to be submitted annually to the Fire Services Commissioner as proof the Fire Safety Installations within a building have been maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations over the past 12 months.

Building Act: Building Act 2011
Building Regulation: Building Regulation 2012, Building Amendment Regulations 2014 Annual Compliance Certificate: N/A
Defined Term: Safety Measures

In Western Australia, there is no current requirement for the submission of an Annual Essential Service Statement, however it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure all Safety Measures are maintained and serviced to the current regulations and to ensure that each Safety Measure functions as designed. Australian Standards for fire equipment maintenance, the National Construction Code and Work Health & Safety Regulations are still applicable. An Annual Compliance Report can be issued on a yearly basis to ensure the Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are being maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations.

Building Act: Fire and Emergency Act
Building Regulation: Fire and Emergency Regulations Defined Term: Building Fire Safety Measures / Safety Installations Annual Compliance Certificate: N/A

In the Northern Territory, there is no current requirement for the submission of an Annual Essential Service Statement however Maintenance of the Safety Installations is the responsibility of the building owner. The NT variation of Section I of the National Construction Code outlines the maintenance standard that has been adopted for each of the Safety Installations. Work Health and Safety Regulations still apply. An Annual Compliance Report can be issued on a yearly basis to ensure the Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are being maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations.

Building Regulation: Emergencies Act 2004
Defined Term: Active Fire Safety Systems and/or Essential Services Annual Compliance Certificate: N/A

In the Australian Capital Territory, under the Australian Standards and work Health and Safety Regulations, it is the responsibility of the Owner to ensure the Active Fire Safety Systems are maintained as required. Many national or NSW based companies with properties in the ACT require auditing over and above the current legislative requirements as part of their own risk mitigation and compliance management practices. In these cases, Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) format from NSW is often requested to be used as the basis of an annual audit process.

Building Act: Building Act 2000 / The (Tasmanian) Building Act 2016
Building Regulation: Building Regulation 2004 (amended 2013) / Building Regulations 2016 Defined Term: Essential Safety and Health Measures
Annual Compliance Certificate: N/A

In Tasmania, it is the responsibility of the Owner to ensure all Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are maintained and serviced to the current regulations and to ensure that each Essential Safety and Health Feature/Measure functions as designed. A Safety Measures Report can be issued on an annual basis to ensure the Essential Safety and Health Features/Measures are being maintained to Australian Standards and Regulations.