Competent Fire Safety Practitioners

‘Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Fire Safety and Building Certification) Regulation 2017’.

The above EPA amendment came into effect on 1st October 2017 with the intention of improving fire safety compliance in buildings requiring an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS).

Please note a new requirement has been in effect since the 1st July 2020 which requires all CFSP’s to have a specific Accreditation No.

If your incumbent contractors do not have this, they MUST complete the FPAA FPAS accreditation course as soon as possible or the contractor must engage a registered CFSP to assess their works (GMBS cannot complete this work as it would be a conflict of interest).

For the functions associated with preparing an AFSS, the building owner must provide in writing that the person who they propose to perform the fire safety assessment functions is competent and therefore will be taken to be a competent fire safety practitioner.

The format of the AFSS has changed to include the wording “competent fire safety practitioner” and the names and contact details of the CFSP must be included for all measures (including their accreditation no).

In order for GMBS to comply with the above requirements we have created the following scope of works to suit each client and the associated contractual setup with their incumbent contractors who maintain and certify their essential services.