• The fire alarm system must be maintained to the relevant Australian Standards by a certified maintenance technician.
  • A maintenance logbook with the company's name and contact details should be kept adjacent to the Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) to sequentially record all known alarms, faults, disconnections, maintenance, and inspection procedures. Further maintenance recording requirements are legislated under the SA Development Act 1993, Ministers Specification SA76.
  • A Certificate of Maintenance must be completed annually by the owner/occupier and sent to the relevant council's Building Inspector. Your maintenance company should be able to provide this for you.
  • All fire alarm zones must be in operational condition unless specifically isolated for the purposes of maintenance of the system or other acceptable reason (e.g. workman are in the area). These isolated sections must be restored to operational effectiveness as soon as possible. It is the owner/occupier's responsibility to take any additional fire precautions and to advise the building's occupants about the isolated sections of the fire alarm system.
  • The owner/occupier must have a fire and evacuation plan detailing the course of action to be taken by the occupants in the event of a fire or other emergency.
  • The owner/occupier must give all persons permanently working or residing in the building instruction on what to do in the event of a fire.
  • The owner/occupier must keep records of the training given and produce them if required by an authorised Fire Officer.
  • The owner/occupier must not silence the alarm system or Early Warning & Intercommunication System (EWIS) once activated until a search of the area indicated on the alarm panel has been made.
 

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