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NSW Legislation Update – Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety)

On the 1st July 2020 the NSW Government introduced legislative changes regarding the accredited persons able to endorse measures for the Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS). The EP&A Regulations now states that Essential Fire Safety Measures (EFSM) are to be endorsed on the Annual Fire Safety Statement by an Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety). This replaces the previous terminology of Competent Fire Safety Practitioner (CFSP).

What does this mean for building owners?
The measures can be endorsed by any person that have attained their accreditation for the specific measure through the accreditation body – Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA). Trade contractors with the appropriate accreditation can endorse the respective measures on your AFSS.

How can we help? 
McKenzie Group have fully accredited practitioners that can provide endorsement across all Essential Fire Safety Measures, we offer this service in addition to our Essential Services Management which manages your Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) process. The advantage that our complete service provides is a true professional and accredited independent third party endorsement of the measures and the AFSS process.

We have staff accredited across Australia that can respond to any Essential Service Compliance activities required.

For more information on your statutory obligations please contact:

Frank Bakker
General Manager, Compliance Management
E:  [email protected]
M: +61 434 185 539