FAQs in Hiring an Independent Fire Safety and Compliance Consultant in Sydney

29 September 2021

Your independent fire safety and compliance consultant have important professional qualifications that they must possess to perform a complete inspection, audit, and report of necessary improvements for your commercial property. Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) in hiring an independent fire safety and compliance consultant in Sydney.

Q: What Are Your Qualifications?

Your fire safety consultant must have the training, knowledge, and experience to perform a thorough assessment and audit of your commercial building premises. They should be able to carefully examine all fire safety equipment along with the structure and layout of your building, including the placement of your emergency exits and lighting.

Although there are no legal minimum requirements for becoming a qualified fire safety consultant, anyone who presents him or herself as a fire safety consultant should be prepared to show proof of adequate training, experience and knowledge in commercial property fire safety requirements and compliance. Many fire safety consultants in Australia today are members of such esteemed organizations and associations as the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) and the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

Q: How Do You Process Your Audit Reports?

The fire safety expert that you hire to inspect and evaluate your commercial building for fire safety compliance must have excellent professional audit skills. They must make a complete audit of any repairs, replacements, or installations of fire safety equipment that may be needed for your property. All areas of the building must be inspected and included in the audit report, and relative recommendations are to be made for necessary changes by your fire safety consultant.

Q: Do You Have Knowledge of all Building Regulations?

Your fire safety consultant must exhibit a thorough knowledge of all fire safety building regulations that apply to your building. Your consultant then must ensure that every aspect and area of your building’s interiors comply with these regulations. Some basic building requirements for fire safety include adequate sprinkler systems, emergency exits, fire detectors, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, fire doors and emergency lighting, and exit signs. All commercial buildings must have current interim and final Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) and Fire Safety Certificates (FSC), and the FSC must always be displayed in an easily accessible public area of each building.

When you consult our fire safety and compliance experts at Key Compliance in Kogarah, NSW, you will receive excellent advice, consulting services, building inspection, assessment, and auditing services. Aside from that, you will also receive professional recommendations for necessary building improvements for meeting standard fire safety regulations compliance. After these improvements are made, you will receive your building’s AFSS and FSC.