Fire Safety Advisor
Emergency Plan advises that owners, occupiers and facility managers of a high occupancy building are required to appoint a fire safety advisor in accordance with Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The BFSR requires the occupier of a high occupancy building to nominate a person who holds a current fire safety qualification in the field of fire, evacuation procedures and emergency organisations as the appointed fire safety advisor for the high occupancy building or facility from the Building Services Authority.
Fire Safety Advisor: High Occupancy Building
Following are the types of buildings that are classified as a high occupancy building requiring a fire safety advisor under the BFSR:
- Class 2 or 3 building more than 25 metres in effective height;
- Class 2, 3, 5, 6, 7b, 8, 9a or 9b building that is a workplace prescribed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation and where 30 or more workers are normally employed requires a fire safety advisor.
- A Class 6 or 9b building that the Commissioner has decided is an at risk licensed building under the Fire Service Act requires a fire safety advisor.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) prefers in multiple tenanted high occupancy building a fire safety advisor be appointed for the whole facility, rather than multiple fire safety advisors, as required under the BFSR in consultation with tenants and the property manager if there are common areas, such as malls, public passageways or stairs even if the managing entity does not employ 30 or more workers in the building. Single tenants may wish to appoint their own fire safety advisor or use the fire safety advisor appointed by the Managing Entity, if there is a fire safety advisor, and they agree to do so. Both fire safety advisor is acceptable to the QFRS under the BFSR for the high occupancy building.
High Occupancy Building: Occupation: Fire Safety Advisor
The occupier or property manager of a high occupancy building will not be required to appoint a fire safety advisor as required by BFSR for the building until 1 month after the commencement of occupation of the building. Occupiers are also currently responsible to ensure employees have been provided adequate evacuation instructions within 2 days of starting employment in a high occupancy building as per BFSR, a consulting fire safety advisor may be required.
Fire Safety Advisor: Further Information
For further information on the fire safety advisor in high occupancy buildings under the BFSR click here.
Emergency Plan Services: Fire Safety Advisor
Emergency Plan provides fire safety advisor services which meets the requirements of the BFSR stipulated for a fire safety advisor.
Building Legislation Table: Fire Safety Advisor
Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information surrounding Fire Safety Advisors.