Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety)
Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety)Legislative changes in July 2020 affected building owners, developers and certifiers, with the commencement of the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018. One of these changes is that ‘competent fire safety practitioners’ are now known as ‘accredited practitioners (fire safety)’.
Our Accredited Practitioners can provide the following services to assist your building, compliance or development needs:
Fire Safety Certificates
A fire safety certificate is a document issued by or on behalf of the building owner(s) upon the completion of new building work.
The certificate confirms that each of the fire safety measures that apply to a building (as listed in the fire safety schedule) have been installed and checked by a properly qualified person. This helps verify that the required fire safety measures can perform to the minimum standard.
Fire Safety Statements
A fire safety statement is a document issued by or on behalf of the owner(s) of an existing building.
The statement confirms that an accredited practitioner (fire safety) has assessed, inspected and verified the performance of each fire safety measure that applies to the building.
There are two types of fire safety statements:
Annual Fire Safety Statements
An annual fire safety statement must be issued each year and include all the essential fire safety measures that apply to a building. The statement also verifies that an accredited practitioner (fire safety) has inspected and confirmed that the exit systems in the building are in compliance with the Regulation.
Supplementary Fire Safety Statements
A supplementary fire safety statement is issued at more regular intervals (as specified in the fire safety schedule) for any critical fire safety measures that apply to a building.