Automated vehicle parking system/s (AVPS)

FRNSW endorse the guideline Fire Safety Requirements for Automated Vehicle Parking Systems as published by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, as the appropriate guidance to practitioners who design and certify any building that incorporates an automated vehicle parking system/s (AVPS) such as a ‘car-stacker’.

FRNSW consider any AVPS comprising three or more vertically stacked cars to be a special hazard under E1D17 and E2D21 of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022. As such, the certifier should identify what additional provisions are being provided, if any, and whether the fire safety measures in the building are commensurate to the hazard and risk(s) associated with the proposed AVPS, when certifying any related building application.

Position statement summary

Updated: 29th April 2024