Third Party Fire Safety Certification

Independent – Qualified – Professional

Legislative Requirements

The owner, occupier or managing entity is under the legal obligation to ensure any persons safety in case of a Fire or an Emergency.  The Fire and Rescue Services Act 1990 nominates the responsibilities and penalties in the event of any contravention with the Act and the Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 provide further guidance to comply with the requirements of the Act.

Some of the requirements are:

  • Provision of Means of Escape from a Building
  • Provision to maintain prescribed Fire Safety Installations within the Building
  • Provision to implement and maintain a Fire Evacuation Plan
  • Provision of Evacuation Signs & Diagrams
  • Provision of Fire & Evacuation instruction and practice
  • Provision of approved means of safe keeping of all records and documents

These requirements impact all owner/occupiers, managed entities and secondary occupiers (tenants).

Fire Matters is independent, experienced and qualified to properly manage or assist in this important but often time consuming part of your obligation.

Audit Types

AS1851 – 2012 Annual Survey

AS1851-2012 sets out the requirement for an annual survey on each prescribed fire safety installation by a competent person.  The Survey is a visual inspection to identify if fire protection systems or equipment have been altered, damaged or compromised, or the fire systems performance as been degraded by occupancy changes or building alterations.


In order to comply with the requirements of AS1851-2012, the survey must be conducted by a person being licensed by the QBCC (Queensland Construction Commission) in the respective Fire Safety Installation. This survey together with the inspection, test and preventive maintenance regime demonstrates that the fire protection systems or equipment are functional and capable of performing to a standard not less than that to which they were originally designed. Any identified non compliances can be rectified prior to “signing off” the annual occupier statement.

Services Include

Included in conducting a Fire Design Survey in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851-2012, we will:

  • Review the original design drawing for the installed fire protection systems (as provided).
  • If original drawings are unavailable, we can co-ordinate with the property manager (or similar) for design drawings to be generated.
  • Conduct a walk-through inspection of the property identifying deficiencies with the installed fire protection systems with respect to the design drawings.
  • Prepare a report describing our findings and recommendations to achieve compliance with AS1851-2012.