Routine Fire Inspections and Testing as per Australian Standards AS1851-2012

The Australian Standards require scheduled maintenance and inspection for all fire safety equipment and systems. These inspections vary depending on the building and code application, however for ease of use the most common items are as follows:

Equipment Item Annual Six Monthly Monthly
Automatic Fire Protection and Alarm System (Fire Alarm Panel) Yes Yes Yes
Building Occupant Warning System Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Fire Suppression System (Fire Sprinkler System) Yes Yes Yes
Fire Hydrants

– With Pumps

– With Out Pumps

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

Fire Extinguishers Yes Yes
Fire Blankets Yes Yes
Fire Hose Reels Yes Yes
Fire Doors

– Unit

– Common Property

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

240v Smoke Alarms

– Unit

– Common Property

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Emergency Lighting and Exit Signage Yes Yes
Warning and Operational Signs Yes Yes
Wall Wetting and Drenching System Yes
Automatic Fail Safe Devices Yes Yes
Paths of Travel including stairways, passageways and ramps Yes
Fire Seals Protecting Openings in Fire Resistant Components Yes

 

For information specific to your building type, size and age, or a free fire safety and audit inspection, call FireSafe at 1300 347 372. You can also send us your queries via this online form.

Testing Frequency in Sydney – We’re the Experts

FireSafe is an expert provider of commercial, industrial and high-rise residential fire protection, inspection, installation, and maintenance and certification services. We offer an extensive range of scheduled testing as well as inspection services that are compliant with AS1851-2012 and the Building Code of Australia. We also provide fire equipment registers and reports that assist in the compilation of the Annual Fire Safety Statement specifically for building owners. These comprehensive documents form a crucial component of the compliance process for every property owner, with the BCA (Building Code of Australia), the OH&S Act as well as the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 2000.