Provisions for development certification and fire safety requirements are now located in the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021. Changes were made to the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 in July 2020, and aim to improve the rigour and checking of the design, approval, construction and maintenance phases of the building life cycle.
One of these changes is that ‘competent fire safety practitioners’ are now known as ‘accredited practitioners (fire safety)’. Only practitioners accredited by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA) can perform the functions of an accredited practitioner (fire safety) where that function is covered by the FPAA scheme.
We commit to training our staff to ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest developments in fire protection standards and technology.
More information can be found at https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au