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Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Contents

           Part 1--Preliminary

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Main objects of regulation

           Part 2--Means of escape from buildings

           Division 1--Interpretation

   5.      Meaning of evacuation route
   6.      Meaning of common area

           Division 2--Keeping evacuation routes free from obstruction—general

   7.      Person not to obstruct an evacuation route
   8.      Occupier not to allow evacuation route to be obstructed
   9.      Occupier not to allow final exit of adjoining building to be obstructed

           Division 3--Keeping evacuation routes free from obstruction—locking doors

   10.     Meaning of locking a door
   11.     General obligations about locking doors
   12.     Locking doors—children in education and care service premises or QEC approved services or persons in custody

           Division 4--Keeping evacuation routes free from obstruction—air space

   13.     Evacuation routes to be kept isolated

           Part 3--Occupancy limits for buildings

   14.     Meaning of occupancy safety factors
   15.     General obligation about the number of persons in a building
   16.     Limits on the number of persons in a building

           Part 4--Evacuation planning, instruction and practice

           Division 1--Preliminary
           Subdivision 1--Interpretation

   17.     Meaning of evacuation coordination procedures
   18.     Meaning of evacuation diagram
   19.     Meaning of person with special needs
           Subdivision 2--Application of particular divisions
   20.     Application of divs 2, 3, 5 and 6

           Division 2--Fire and evacuation plans
           Subdivision 1--Keeping fire and evacuation plans in specified form

   21.     General requirements
   22.     Requirements for managing entities
   23.     Requirements for secondary occupiers
   24.     Fire and evacuation plan to include and reflect fire safety management procedure
   25.     Relevant approval documents to be obtained and kept with fire and evacuation plan
           Subdivision 2--Other matters relating to keeping fire and evacuation plans
   26.     Accessing a fire and evacuation plan
   27.     Changing a fire and evacuation plan
   28.     Reviewing a fire and evacuation plan

           Division 3--Evacuation signs and diagrams

   29.     References to an evacuation sign
   30.     Evacuation signs and diagrams to be displayed

           Division 4--Instructions for prescribed persons—Fire Service Act, s 104E

   31.     Prescribed time and period for prescribed persons

           Division 5--Fire and evacuation instructions—buildings used for temporary events

   32.     Fire and evacuation instructions

           Division 6--Fire and evacuation instructions—other buildings
           Subdivision 1--Preliminary

   33.     Application of div 6
           Subdivision 2--Fire safety advisers
   34.     Appointment of fire safety advisers for high occupancy buildings
           Subdivision 3--General evacuation instructions
   35.     General evacuation instructions
           Subdivision 4--First-response evacuation instructions
   36.     General requirements
   37.     Additional requirement for high occupancy buildings
           Subdivision 5--Evacuation coordination instructions
   38.     General requirements
   39.     Requirements for instructing new persons
   40.     Requirements for new occupiers
   41.     Additional requirements for high occupancy buildings

           Division 7--Evacuation practice

   43.     Evacuation practice—budget accommodation buildings
   44.     Evacuation practice—other buildings

           Division 8--Records

   45.     Fire and evacuation instruction record
   46.     Evacuation practice record

           Division 9--Obligation of owners of accommodation units

   47.     Meaning of accommodation unit
   48.     Signs to be displayed in accommodation units

           Part 5--Prescribed fire safety installations

           Division 1--Definition for pt 5

   49.     Meaning of critical defect

           Division 2--Obligations of persons maintaining prescribed fire safety installations

   50.     Maintenance of prescribed fire safety installations—QDC, part MP6.1
   53.     Notifying critical defects

           Division 3--Obligations of occupiers

   54.     Maintenance of prescribed fire safety installations
   55.     Keeping record of maintenance
   55A.    Occupier statements
   55B.    Record-keeping requirements for occupiers of particular buildings

           Part 5A--Smoke alarms for domestic dwellings

   55C.    Prescribed locations for installation of smoke alarms—Act, s 104RBA
   55D.    Prescribed ways of powering smoke alarms—Act, s 104RBA
   55E.    Prescribed additional requirements for smoke alarms—Act, s 104RBA

           Part 6--Fees for assessment and inspection of required special fire services

           Division 1--Preliminary

   56.     Meaning of special fire service fee
   57.     Payment of fees and costs for assessment services

           Division 2--Assessment and inspection of required special fire services—no fire engineering brief

   58.     Application of div 2
   59.     Base fee for stated building work involving fitting out
   60.     Fees for assessing and inspecting required special fire services for other stated building work

           Division 3--Assessment and inspection of required special fire services—fire engineering brief

   61.     Application of div 3
   62.     Fees for assessing and inspecting required special fire services
   63.     Minor performance meeting fee
   64.     Costs for attending fire engineering brief meetings—travel and accommodation

           Division 4--Other fees for assessment and inspection of required special fire services

   65.     Reassessment fee for amended plans
   66.     Fee for interim inspection of required special fire service
   67.     Fee for inspection of required special fire service for temporary building
   68.     Fee for additional inspection of required special fire service
   69.     Fee for inspection of special fire service for approving BCA classification change

           Part 7--Miscellaneous

           Division 1--Documents

   70.     False or misleading documents
   71.     Keeping plans and other particular documents
   72.     Retention and transfer of prescribed documents

           Division 2--Fees

   74.     Preliminary meeting fee for proposed building development application
   75.     Fee for fire safety report for a building

           Part 8--Repeal

   76.     Repeal of regulations

           Part 9--Transitional provisions

           Division 1--Preliminary

   77.     Definitions for pt 9

           Division 2--Evacuation planning, instruction and practice
           Subdivision 1--Fire and evacuation plans and instructions

   78.     Application of sdiv 1
   79.     Compliance with particular requirements about fire and evacuation plans
   80.     Relevant former instructions may be given instead of general evacuation instructions
   81.     Relevant former instructions may be given instead of first-response evacuation instructions
   82.     Relevant former instructions may be given instead of evacuation coordination instructions
           Subdivision 2--Fire safety advisers
   83.     Compliance with particular requirements about fire safety advisers
           Subdivision 3--Evacuation practice for particular buildings
   84.     Evacuation practice in continuously occupied budget accommodation buildings

           Division 3--Maintenance of prescribed fire safety installations

   85.     Particular persons taken to be appropriately qualified persons

           Division 4--Records

   86.     Keeping former records

           Division 5--Fees for assessment and inspection of special fire services

   87.     Relevant former reassessment fee
   88.     Relevant former reinspection fee
   89.     Relevant former alternative solution fee
   90.     Fire engineering brief meeting fee
           SCHEDULE 2--FEES FOR ASSESSMENT AND INSPECTION OF REQUIRED SPECIAL FIRE SERVICES
           SCHEDULE 3--DICTIONARY


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