Before new building work is constructed the Principal Certifying
Authority will issue a construction certificate with a Fire Safety Schedule
The Fire Safety Schedule will indicate
all existing and proposed fire safety measures to be installed in the building
as required by the Building Code of Australia.
The principal certifying authority must
issue an Occupation Certificate before the building (or part) can be occupied.
The Principal Certifying Authority must ensure that they have received a Final
Fire Safety Certificate.
The Final Fire Safety Certificate is used to ensure that a
qualified person has properly installed the fire safety measures. The Final Fire
Safety Certificate should be noted upon the Occupation Certificate as a part of
the information that was used to determine that the Occupation Certificate can
A Final Fire Safety Certificate is issued by or on behalf of the
owner of a building indicating each essential fire safety measure specified by
the fire safety schedule for the building has been assessed by a properly
qualified person. It should also indicate that the measure was found, when it
was assessed, to be capable of performing to at least the standard required by
the current Fire Safety Schedule.
The owner of the new building must also as soon as practicable
provide a copy of the Final Fire Safety Certificate to the Commissioner of the
NSW Fire Brigades and cause a further copy of the certificate, together with a
copy of the current Fire Safety Schedule to be prominently displayed in the
Within 12 months after the Final Fire Safety Certificate is issued
the owner of the new building must cause an Annual Fire Safety Statement to be
given to the Council and the Fire Commissioner and be prominently displayed in
View the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW legislation.