If you are occupying business premises or the owner of a business premise you are required by law to ensure the safety of any person in the building in the event of fire or a hazardous emergency. Managing the fire safety equipment within a building is generally the responsibility of the tenant however this is not always the case. If you are a tenant, it is important to check your lease to see what your responsibilities are. Failing to comply with the law can result in penalties.
Understand your obligations – refer links below
The fire safety management tool for owners and occupiers is available at this link https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/buildingsafety/documents/FSMT-AdvisoryNotes.pdf
This will assist in managing your compliance in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 and the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008. Please note it is a guide only and full details of the legislation can be accessed at QFES www.qfes.qld.gov.au/buildingsafety
FSME are highly aware of the importance and need of safety and compliance. Their team can assist you across 3 main tiers:
- Maintenance of fire systems
- Professional and accurate site evaluations
- Compliance programs
If you are unaware of your obligations or looking to engage a fully licenced expert contact FSME on 07 5564 8404.