Smoke alarms and other fire safety responsibilities
Read about smoke alarms, the fire safety responsibilities of building owners, essential fire safety documentation, and the potential requirement for fire safety upgrades in older buildings.
Fire safety overview
It's the responsibility of all building owners to protect their building and occupants in the event of fire. Click for a summary of responsibilities and links to useful fire safety documents.
Statements & certificates
Essential fire safety documents for buildings include Fire Safety Certificates and annual Fire Safety Statements. Find out how to get them from Council or a consultant.
Smoke alarms detect smoke and provide a warning when there is a fire. Read about smoke alarm regulations, offences, installation and legal responsibilities.
For many older buildings, the fire safety requirements which existed at the time of construction may no longer be considered adequate. See if your building needs a fire upgrade.