Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS)

This is a legal requirement – Know your commitment as the Owner or Occupier of your building. We can ensure your compliance every year.
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The law requires that every Class of business premises (BCA Classes 2-9) complete an AFSS every year and inform the Fire Brigade and Local Council that the Fire Safety Measures installed within their building are meeting the criteria that they were originally designed to do.

Once the annual tests and maintenance have been carried out, an Inspection of the systems, their condition and their interaction with other systems must be verified. This is done by an ‘Accredited Practitioner Fire Safety’ (APFS) carrying out an audit inspection of the systems and their maintenance/test regime. The APFS will only be able to verify those Fire Safety Measures (FSM) that they are qualified to assess. At Firefront we are qualified to access all thirty seven (37) of these inspections because we hold an UNRESTRICTED LICENCE in this respect.

Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS)

You must check that the APFS you use is registered on the FPAS Accreditation scheme run by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA). You can check their Accreditation here.

The FSM’s mentioned above may include any or all of the following;

  • Access panels, doors and hoppers to fire resisting shafts
  • Automatic fail-safe devices (electromagnetic devices)
  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Automatic fire suppression systems (Sprinklers)
  • Emergency lifts
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency Planning
  • Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
  • Exit signs
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring
  • Fire control centres and rooms
  • Fire dampers
  • Fire doors
  • Fire Hose reel systems
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • Fire seals protecting openings in fire-resisting components of the building
  • Fire shutters
  • Fire windows
  • Lightweight construction
  • Mechanical air handling systems
  • Perimeter vehicle access for emergency vehicles 18,000m2
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Safety curtains in proscenium openings
  • Smoke Alarms & Heat Alarms
  • Smoke and heat vents
  • Smoke dampers
  • Smoke detectors and Heat detectors
  • Smoke doors
  • Solid core doors
  • Standby power systems
  • Wall – wetting sprinkler and drencher systems maintenance schedule
  • Warning and operational signs


  • Fire Safety Notices
  • Fire Exits
  • Doors relating to Fire Exits
  • Paths of Travel to Fire Exits

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