A Closer Look at the Vital Role of Fire Safety Consultants

28 August 2020

Fire safety is one aspect of building construction, management and maintenance that most people tend to disregard. It is one of those things that comes up last in the checklist and are often only dealt with after a tragic fire-related incident. If safety is what you are after, then this should never be the case. Everyone must be aware of the importance of fire safety at all times. In order to ensure safety on a regular basis, below is a closer look at the vital role of fire safety consultants.

Fire Safety Consultants Assess Risks

From the initial building construction up until its maintenance, fire safety consultants are there to ensure that your premises are subjected to a hazard-free environment. They make sure that during the construction stage, all principles of fire safety are being adhered and followed. They regulate the site and property to guarantee that fire regulations are maintained. Such protocol is a legal requirement for construction.

Any design and construction stage of a project is monitored to make sure nothing will have a negative impact on the fire system’s efficiency. Fire safety consultants are able to produce a construction site fire safety risk assessment to help outline measures needed to ensure life safety and property protection during the building stage.

Such practice if often proved to be advantageous especially where temporary conditions are complex, high-risk materials are being used, or where a phased construction and occupation is required. Fire safety consultants are required to make regular updates for fire safety strategy during the construction stage to reflect any ongoing alterations on site. Afterwards, it is a must that there be a continued consultation with the relevant authorities as well as providing a route to an as-built fire safety report when the project is complete.

All types of properties are required to be checked by fire safety consultants – this is required by various regulations and it is the legal obligation of all property owners to provide a safe and healthy environment in their buildings.

Know more about fire safety consultants from Key Compliance. We conduct fire safety inspections to work with owners and managers to mitigate the fire risk in achieving and maintaining essential services compliance. Key Compliance provides professional building inspection and audit services with respect to fire safety matters. We cover management of consultants and contractors involved with any required upgrade works, as well as liaising with the owners, Strata Managers, local Council and any other relevant authority. Our services range from pressing short term problems to longer term solutions. Your requirements are assessed for timelines, costs, extent of involvement and the desired outcomes that you need to achieve by engaging Key Compliance.