AS1851:2012 - Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
AS1851-2012 has recently been adopted in Victoria with an amendment to
the Building Regulation released April 2016. The amendment allows owners
/ property managers to nominate the use of AS1851-2012, regardless of
what is listed on the Occupancy Permit or maintenance Determination. No
amendment by a Building Surveyor to either Occupancy Permit or
Maintenance Determination is required.
The latest addition is the product from years of review and research to
provide the latest and most reliable information and direction of routine
inspection for fire protection systems and equipment. The purpose of this
standard is to enhance inspection and reporting practises to improve
safety, cost reduction and reduce environmental impact.
In the new standard several routine service frequencies have changed from
weekly to monthly.
Prior to adopting the latest standard all service contractors should
review the site and associated equipment to ensure that all installations
comply with and fall inline with the amended maintenance requirements.
As a duty of care, AESG recommends that where practical, this standard be
adopted as a measure of 'best-practise'.
Key areas affected:
Automatic fire sprinkler systems
Fire pump sets
Fire detection and EWIS
How can AESG assist?
AESG can review your Occupancy Permit and recommend where the new
standard be adopted.
By doing so, you may decrease the inspection frequencies of some
services, which may result in a decreased annual fee.
Contact AESG: 1300 336 339