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If you're a business owner, you should make yourself aware of fire safety statements if you aren't already. If you're a new business owner, you might not know anything about fire safety statements yet. These are some of the top things you might not know but that you will want to be aware of when you run a business.
They're Required Annually
In most places across Australia, you are required to have a fire safety statement done every year. Of course, you should always check the specific regulations for the area where you operate your business. After all, requirements vary from place to place, and they can sometimes change from year to year.
You Shouldn't Skip Them
You might be busy running your business, so you might not have put much thought into your annual fire safety statement. You might be tempted to skip having this inspection done, particularly if you had a successful fire safety statement last year or if you know that your business is fully compliant with fire safety laws. However, there can be serious consequences for businesses that don't get fire safety statements when they are supposed to.
You'll Have to Have it Done by the Right Person
You are required to have your fire safety statements done by licensed inspectors. This is important if you want to make sure that the statement is done right and if you want to be sure that it's valid.
You Should Follow Any Recommendations
During the inspection, you might be given advice about changes or improvements that you need to make. You might be told to install more fire alarms or a fire suppression system, for example. Make sure you follow these recommendations so you can pass your next inspection and be sure your building is safe.
You'll Need to Keep Your Paperwork
Make sure you keep any paperwork that you get when you have your annual fire safety inspection done. Then, you'll have the paperwork available if you need to submit it to the local authorities or show it during an inspection. It should also provide useful information for you about fire safety codes and requirements in your area, which you will definitely want to pay attention to if you want to be compliant and if you want to ensure your building is as safe as possible.
These are all things that many people don't know about fire safety statements but that you will definitely want to be well aware of. The inspector who is helping you can tell you a little more if you have more questions, too. For more information on annual fire safety statements, contact a professional near you.