The owner of a building has a legal obligation to ensure that all Fire Safety Measures installed on the premises are maintained in good working condition at all times.
Owners, or their agent, are required to verify that this responsibility is being fulfilled by issuing routine Fire Safety Statements to Council and Fire and Rescue NSW.
As of 1 October 2017, a Competent Fire Safety Practitioner should be engaged to prepare the Fire Safety Statement. The Fire Safety Statement and Fire Safety Schedule must be displayed in a prominent location within the premises.
It is an offence not to submit an annual Fire Safety Statement and penalties apply.