From Building networks
Building control (and compliance) exists to protect people. As the proceedings Royal Commission are showing, if we are in the game of compliance we need to be accountable for our actions and to see that compliance is being followed through with.
But, lets not forget, structural integrity is not the only concern. Fire safety systems are a taken for granted part of a building’s safety systems. Questions to consider: How well are they specified in plans, does the fire report contain all the necessary information? Who is verifying the installation is correct and that the ongoing testing regime is being carried out correctly?
Is a producer statement from the installer sufficient proof of installation? A 12A Certificate is supposed to verify this has happened. But how would you know? If you are an IQP and have other staff on board have you audited their work? Are you supervising actively?
If you would like answers to these questions, check out our new events on fire safety systems for dummies. You don’t have to be a “dummy” but if you aren’t trained in these systems, or would like to brush up your skills check out our upcoming events in May/June.