AS1851:2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

Australian Standard AS 1851:2005 was replaced by a later edition AS 1851:2012 however in some jurisdictions in Australia the 2005 edition may still apply.
AS 1851:2005 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment

Australian Standard AS1851:2005 was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee FP-001, Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment, to supersede 16 individual Standards comprising the following.

  • AS 1851 Maintenance of fire protection equipment
  • AS 1851.1—1995 Part 1: Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • AS 1851.2—1995 Part 2: Fire hose reels
  • AS 1851.3—1997 Part 3: Automatic fire sprinkler systems
  • AS 1851.4—1992 Part 4: Fire hydrant installations
  • AS 1851.5—1981 Part 5: Automatic smoke/heat venting systems
  • AS 1851.6—1997 Part 6: Management procedures for maintaining the fire and smoke control features of air-handling systems
  • AS 1851.7—1984 Part 7: Fire-resistant doorsets
  • AS 1851.8—1987 Part 8: Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • AS 1851.9—1997 Part 9: Delivery lay flat fire hose
  • AS 1851.10—1989 Part 10: Emergency warning and intercommunication systems
  • AS 1851.11—1991 Part 11: Halon 1301 total flooding systems
  • AS 1851.12—1995 Part 12: Gaseous fire extinguishing systems
  • AS/NZS 1851.13—1995 Part 13: Wheeled fire extinguishers
  • AS 1851.14—1996 Part 14: Pumpset systems
  • AS 1851.15—1997 Part 15: Local fire alarm systems
  • AS/NZS 1851.16—1997 Part 16: Pyrogen fire extinguishing aerosol systems

The revised inspection, test, preventive maintenance and survey regimes in this Standard address the functional aspects of installed fire protection systems and equipment on a periodic basis, with the objective that systems and equipment operate effectively at all times.

The regimes aim to ensure that fire protection systems and equipment are in working order throughout the year or period of interest; not only at the time of annual inspection and test. A significant objective of this Standard is to provide reliability of fire protection systems and equipment, linking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.

This Standard provides a set of requirements to increase the probability that fire protection systems and equipment will function as intended by the respective design, installation and commissioning Standards, thus achieving reliability.

The objective of this Standard is to maximize the reliability of fire protection systems and equipment
such that the systems and equipment meet the requirements of the relevant design, installation and commissioning Standards and are likely to continue to do so until the next scheduled activity.

This Standard is intended to provide a systematic and uniform basis for building owners and managers, regulators, contractors, insurers and others to implement and administer inspection, test, preventive maintenance and survey programs applicable to fire protection systems and equipment.