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This building and fire safety industry portal has been published to assist industry professionals including architects, building owners/managers, building regulation consultants, building surveyors, certifying authorities, consent authorities, dangerous goods/hazardous industry consultants, fire protection installers and consultants, fire safety engineers, government authorities, hydraulic consultants, other engineers, other fire agencies, public agencies and bodies, regulatory authorities, risk analysts and the like.

Latest building fire safety news

New technical information sheet Fire hydrant concessions for existing buildings (27/02/2020)
A new technical information sheet Fire hydrant concessions for existing buildings has been published for consent authorities (i.e. Councils) issuing a Development Control Order on an existing building.

 

Amendment to guideline Fire safety in waste facilities (27/02/2020)
Amendment two of the guideline Fire safety in waste facilities has been published as Version 02.02. This version incorporates minor amendments of updated Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 references.

 

New position statement External combustible cladding (27/02/2020)
A new position statement on External combustible cladding has been published. 

 

New position statement Fixed suction for below ground water supply (19/02/2020)
A new position statement on Fixed suction for below ground water supply

 

Revised technical information sheets (17/01/2020)
FRNSW have revised the initial fire safety report processfinal fire safety report process and fire safety system report process technical information sheets to incorporate changes arising from the EP&A Amendment (building and subdivision) Regulation 2019 that came into effect 1/12/19. 

 

Revised application forms (17/01/2020)
FRNSW has recently revised a number of forms to incorporate changes arising from the EP&A Amendment (building and subdivision) Regulation 2019 that came into effect 1/12/19. Forms may include other minor changes such as requesting the ASIC registered company name. A four week transition period will apply; old forms may not be accepted from 17 February 2020 onwards. 

 

Revised Hazardous chemicals manifest technical information sheet (17/01/2020)
FRNSW have revised the Hazardous chemicals manifest technical information sheet to incorporate the current FRNSW brand, updated references and minoir changes to some requirements such as the 'emergency information' container. 

 

New guideline Fire safety during construction work (1/11/2019)
The guideline Fire safety during construction work has been released and is open for public consultation for a period not less than four weeks. All stakeholders are invited to provide comments during this consulatation period.

 

Revised application form (23/10/2019)
FRNSW have revised the Fire Engineering Brief Questionnaire form. In summary, the volume and height of the largest fire compartment has been added. A four week transition period will apply; the old form may not be accepted from 25 November 2019 onwards.     

 

Amendment to guideline Fire safety in waste facilities (23/10/2019)
Version 02.01 of the guideline Fire safety in waste facilities has been published. This version incorporates minor amendments of updated references to the guideline Access for fire brigade vehicles and firefighters.

 

New position statement FRNSW pump performance for high rise buildings (21/10/2019)
A new position statement on FRNSW pump performance for high rise buildings has been published following the rescinding of Guide sheet 3: Pump performance of NSWFB appliances

 

New guideline Access for fire brigade vehicles and firefighters (4/10/2019)
The Access for fire brigade vehicles and firefighters guideline has been published following public consultation. Both Guide sheet 3: Pump performance of NSWFB appliances and Guide sheet 5: Hardstand areas for NSWFB appliances have been rescinded. 

 

Revised guideline on Fire safety in waste facilities (20/08/2019)
Version 02 of the guideline Fire safety in waste facilities has been published. This version incorporates significant changes arising from the public consultation process and discussions with relevant regulatory authorities and industry bodies.

 

New technical information sheet Fire brigade booster connection with inlet insert (03/05/2019)
The Fire brigade booster connection with inlet insert has been reaffirmed and published following public consultation.