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Essential Safety Measures

When the construction of a building is complete, the building owner, and in some cases the building occupier, are responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, particularly its essential safety measures. 

What is an essential safety measure? 

Essential safety measures include all traditional building fire services such as sprinklers, mechanical services, but also include passive fire safety such as fire doors, fire rated structures and other building infrastructure items, such as paths of travel to exits.

Essential safety measures are the fire and life safety items that are installed or constructed in a building to ensure adequate levels of fire safety over the life of the building.

Other essential safety measures

  • Air-conditioning systems
  • Exit doors
  • Early warning systems
  • Emergency lifts and lighting
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency power supply
  • Emergency warning systems
  • Exit signs
  • Fire control centres
  • Fire curtains and doors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire detectors and alarm system
  • Fire hydrants
  • Fire isolated stairs
  • Fire rated materials
  • Fire windows
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Passage ramps
  • Path of travel to exits
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke control systems
  • Sprinkler systems