Assessment of Essential Fire Safety Measures
Fire safety measures are defined in Section 165 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 as "any measure ( including any item of equipment, form of construction or fire safety strategy) that is, or is proposed to be, implemented in a building to ensure the safety of persons using the building in the event of fire".
Note that the safety of persons is the primary consideration.
They can be broadly grouped into active measures and passive measures. Active measures generally include equipment incorporating a combination of hydraulic, electrical, electronic or mechanical devices e.g. a sprinkler system, fire hose reel system and exit signs. They generally require regular maintenance and testing to ensure that they are working properly. Passive measures are those physical constructions that will resist the spread of fire or smoke from one compartment to the other. Hence the integrity of the construction will determine whether it remains effective.
Full Essential Fire Safety Measures List - 10 KB
Form 15A Annual Fire Safety Statement - 38 KB