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Latest building fire safety news

New technical information sheet - Fire safety in early childhood centres (18/08/2022)
The technical information sheet Fire safety in early childhood centres has been released and is open for public consultation for a minimum of four (4) weeks. All stakeholders are invited to provide comments during this consultation period. 

 

Revised Lodgement of emergency plan form (11/08/2022)
Please be advised FRNSW have updated the Lodgement of emergency plan form.

 

Further Update on Revised application forms (18/07/2022)
Due to some errors in the forms uploaded on 15/07/2022, please be advised that FRNSW have updated application forms for the performance-based design brief / fire engineering brief questionnaire (FEBQ) and initial fire safety report (IFSR).

FRNSW have also become aware that some internet browser settings may result in the older forms still being downloaded from the FRNSW website. If this is occurring, please try clearing your cache or try a different browser. If you still have difficulty please email firesafety@fire.nsw.gov.au.

The correct versions of forms as at 18/07/2022 are:

Form

Version

Date

FEBQ

17

18 July 2022

IFSR

23

18 July 2022

Performance solution
summary table

05

15 July 2022

FFSR

11

15 July 2022

FSSR

07

15 July 2022

 

Revised application forms (15/07/2022)
Please be advised FRNSW have updated application forms for the following requests: performance-based design brief / fire engineering brief questionnaire (FEBQ), initial fire safety report (IFSR), final fire safety report (FFSR) and fire safety system report (FSSR).
As of Monday 18th July 2022, we will no longer be accepting the older application forms.
Your application will be rejected if it is submitted in the wrong format.
These updated applications can be found on our website from Friday 15th July 2022.

 

Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 (24/12/2021)
The Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 commences on 1 January 2022. This new regulation replaces many current requirements under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Some relevant examples related to applications to FRNSW include clauses 144, 152, 152A and 188. FRNSW are endeavouring to update the information on our website and associated documentation and application forms, however until this is completed, please use the existing application forms and information relevant to the type of application.

 

Revised performance-based design brief / fire engineering brief consultation and position statement (30/07/2021)
The performance-based design brief / fire engineering brief consultation process has been revised and now includes new timeframes.  The position statement on Relevant stakeholders in the performance-based design brief (PBDB) has also been revised to be consistent with this consultation. 

 

Revised application forms (30/07/2021)
FRNSW has amended the final fire safety report application and request a maritime lease inspection forms to reflect correct charges. These charges are also updated on the fees and charges for services page.

 

New position statement Relevant stakeholders in the performance-based design brief (PBDB) (29/06/2021)
A new position statement on Relevant stakeholders in the performance-based design brief (PBDB) has been published. 

 

Amendment to guideline Access for fire brigade vehicles and firefighters (17/11/2020)
The guideline Access for fire brigade vehicles and firefighters has been amended as Version 05.01 where some photos of fire appliances have been replaced.

 

Amendment to Hazardous chemicals manifest technical information sheet (17/11/2020)
The Hazardous chemicals manifest technical information sheet has been amended to include the NSW Resources Regulator as the regulator for mines and petroleum sites. 

 

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 has been published.

 

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 minor 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 consultation period.