Building fire safety
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.
New guideline on Access for emergency vehicles and emergency service personnel (24/05/2019)
The Access for emergency vehicles and emergency service personnel guideline has been published and is open for public consultation. This guideline is intended to supersede Emergency vehicle access Version 03, Guide sheet 3: Pump performance of NSWFB appliances and Guide sheet 5: Hardstand areas for NSWFB appliances.
Revised application forms (07/05/2019)
FRNSW have revised both the Fire Engineering Brief Questionnaire and initial fire safety report application form. In summary, these forms incpoporate changes relating to the new NCC 2019 and revised list of hazards. A four week transition period will apply; the old forms will not be accepted from 4 June 2019 onwards.
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.
Revised initial fire safety report (FFSR) process (30/01/2019)
FRNSW have revised the initial fire safety report process, with changes being made to the corresponding techncial information sheet and application form. In summary, recent legislative changes including new triggers for external combustible claddding have been added, and FRNSW no longer require the Declaration for updated ASR to be submitted. A four week transition period will apply; the old application form will not be accepted from 4 March 2019 onwards.
Revised final fire safety report (FFSR) process (29/01/2019)
FRNSW have revised the final fire safety report process, with changes being made to the corresponding techncial information sheet and application form. In summary, FRNSW no longer accept any pre-booking of the FFSR inspection, and references to 'critical defects' have been removed and incomplete building works redefined for simplification purposes. A four week transition period will apply; the old application form will not be accepted from 4 March 2019 onwards.
Revised technical infomation sheet FRNSW compatible Storz hose connections (14/01/2019)
Version 09 of the FRNSW compatible Storz hose connections has been published. This version includes changes arising from public consultation.
Revised guideline on Emergency services information package and tactical fire plans (7/01/2019)
Version 02 of the Emergency services information package and tactical fire plans has been published. This version incorporates minor changes relating to functions of Safework NSW and some provisions of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 have been clarified.
Extensive Fire and Rescue NSW research informs best practice and building code legislation that promote best practice fire safety outcomes (17/01/2018)
Three years of research by FRNSW has revealed that further steps are needed to properly manage residential fire safety. The findings of two pieces of research; Residential Sprinkler Research and the FRNSW Smoke Alarms Research reinforce that the number, location and interconnection of smoke alarms and the use residential sprinklers, particularly in class 2 and class 3 residential buildings up to 25 metres in height, can significantly improve fire safety outcomes for residents. View the media release here.