Fire Safety Schedules
Fire Safety Schedules list the measures required to be taken and the standard they need to meet. A Fire Safety Schedule can be issued:
- By Cumberland Council or an accredited certifier in relation to a construction or complying development certificate
- By Cumberland Council in some cases with a Development Consent – such as for a change of use in an existing building.
A fire safety schedule is only applicable if any of the above occurred after 1988.
Fire Safety Certificates
For new or altered buildings
- A Fire Safety Certificate (which is the first certificate issued) must be provided for each new or altered essential fire safety measure.
- An additional Fire Safety Statement must be supplied to Cumberland Council every year. This needs to happen within 12 months after the Fire Safety Certificate was issued.
- The Statement will certify that a competent Fire Safety Practitioner has inspected the building and found that all required fire-safety measures are compliant with relevant standards.
For existing buildings
- An annual Fire Safety Statement needs to be submitted to Cumberland Council every year, within 12 months of your first Fire Safety Statement.
- This will certify that a competent Fire Safety Practitioner has inspected each of the measures listed in the most recent Fire Safety Schedule, and that each measure operates to standards required.