Fire Safety Orders are issued by the council where the
level of fire safety within a building is found to be inadequate.
Fire Safety Orders may be issued as Emergency
Orders where immediate action is required to reduce fire risk. Where an
Emergency Order is issued it is imperative that the terms of the order
be complied with immediately and that council is contacted to establish that the
terms of the order will be complied with.
Where an Emergency Fire Safety Order is not complied
within the required period the Council will immediately seek court directions to
have the terms of the order fulfilled.
Where a lesser fire risk is evident or more extensive works are
required a Notice of Intention to Give an Order will be issued. The
notice will indicate the terms of the proposed order, the proposed period of
compliance and the period in which representation must be made to the council
officer who has issued the order.
In the case of fire safety upgrades the Notice of Intention to
Give an Order will require that a report assessing the level of fire safety
within the building and recommended action be submitted to Council within a
determined period. Once the report has been found satisfactory a second
Notice of Intention to Give an Order is usually issued requiring that
work indicated in the recommendation of the report be carried out within a