SHORT TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATION COMPLIANCY
The NSW Government has implemented a new state-wide regulatory framework for Airbnb and other short-term rental accommodation (STRA). Mandatory fire safety standards are now required as part of the Code of Conduct.
Whether you are an STRA manager with an extensive portfolio of properties or manage your own individual property, Survival Solutions can help you now.
FIRE SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSPECT & TEST
Inspection, service and maintenance of fire protection equipment is carried out in accordance with a variety of Australian Standards, to ensure the fire safety systems and equipment are installed in your building, business and plant are functioning as designed. The routine inspection intervals of fire safety systems and equipment generally include monthly, six monthly and annual in most cases. The most common types of equipment, including portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, exit signs and emergency lights require six monthly inspections. Whereas fire sprinkler & detection systems are tested monthly.
Most inspection and testing is carried to ensure building occupants are safe, the asset is protected and a annual fire safety statement can be issued upon successful inspection.
Survival Solutions can assist you with urgent or regular inspection and certification (AFSS) of your fire safety systems and equipment, whether it is a once only inspection or routine programmed maintenance and annual building certification, managed for you through their online client management system simPRO Customer Connect.
DESIGN & PLANNING
With a wealth of industry experience and access to systems specialists, Survival Solutions can evaluate drawings, review technical specification and assist in interpreting building compliance upgrade orders for your fire safety project.
The installation of fire safety systems and products can be quite broad with regards to the types of projects and equipment required.
With a sound understanding of the national Construction Code, Building Code of Australia and installation standards Survival Solutions team of experts can provide installation service for fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and fire doors, through to more complex fire suppression and smoke detection systems.
COUNCIL UPGRADE ORDER WORKS
At times council will conduct a building review and issue a fire safety upgrade order to the owner, often listing the noncompliance issues, along with a time frame for rectification.
These reports can be overwhelming for the recipient and it is important to obtain independent representations that act as intermediate between yourself, the certifier and council.
Survival Solutions has a team of fire safety assessors that can assist in simple upgrade audit through to complex issues.
SERVICE & REPAIRS
To ensure your building is safe and compliant with the requirements of the fire safety schedule it is important to conduct a thorough assessment of all asset types to ensure the can function as required.
A key element to achieving this is to carry out minor and major repairs to failed assets.
Survival Solutions team of industry experts can assist with a complete range of repairs on assets.
They can provide support for existing client or clients managed by other service providers where alternate pricing and cost savings is required.
ANNUAL BUILDING CERTIFICATION
Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS) or Fire Safety Certificates as they are often referred is like getting an annual registration on building, just like you would a motor vehicle.
Once complete an AFSS list each of the fire safety measures or equipment required within the building and confirms they are functioning in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) or National Construction Code (NCC) as it now know and relevant Australian Installation Standard.
There must be a current AFSS for the building to ensure it is safe and legal for occupation. It is the responsibility of the owner or the owner’s agent to ensure all fire safety equipment required within the building is checked and inspected for compliance by a Accredited Practitioner Fire Safety or licensed assessor.
WHAT WE DO
- Council Certificates (AFFS)
- DA Fire Building Reports
- Building Surveys
- Fire Extinguishers
- Pressure Testing & Recharge
- Fire Hose Reel
- Exit & Emergency Lights
- Hydrant Systems
- Hydrant Flow & Pressure Testing
- Fire & Smoke Doors
- Fire & Smoke Detection Systems
- EWIS Systems
- Mechanical Air Handling
- Fire Awareness Training
- Evacuation Procedures & Plans
- Sprinkler Systems
- Wall Wetting Drencher System
- Fire Shutters
- Fire Rated Glass
- Electrical Appliance Tagging
- Safety Audits
Survival Solutions develop and implement Emergency Management Procedures, including Fire Awareness Education, Fire Equipment Training and Evacuation Drills for the following industries:
- Aged Care Facilities & Nursing Homes
- Shopping Centres
- Industrial Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
- Disability Support Services
- Educational Facilities
- Retirement Villages
- Clubs & Hotels
Hot fire training is conducted with fail-safe gas operated training units to ensure participants safety.