Essential Safety Measure

  1. What is an Essential Safety Measure?

    In Victoria, an Essential Safety Measure ("ESM") is defined in Regulation 214 of the Building Regulations (Vic) 2018. In general, an Essential Safety Measure is provided for the safety of persons in the event of fire.

    Russ Porteous
    Dec, 2020
  2. What are the requirements for the discharge from a required exit?

    Two type of required exits are defined in the National Construction Code ("NCC"). This includes a "exits" and "fire rated exits". This articles describes

    Russ Porteous
    Dec, 2020
  3. Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 - Part 15

    According to the Victorian Building Authority ("VBA") the objectives of the Building Act 1993 is to (1) protect the safety and health of people who use buildings and places of public entertainment; and (2) improve the amenity of buildings. This includes TWO principal subordinate regulations; Building Regulations 2018; and Plumbing Regulations 2018.

    Russ Porteous
    Aug, 2020
  4. What is a Maintenance Schedule? (Victoria)

    The Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 sets out the requirements for the owner of a building or place of public entertainment to prepare a maintenance schedule. A maintenance schedule is a document, in a form approved by the Victorian Building Authority ("VBA") prepared by the municipal building surveyor ("MBS") or a private building surveyor ("PBS") that details the required essential safety measures in a building (Regulation 222) and their respective maintenance requirements.

    Russ Porteous
    Feb, 2020
  5. Maintaining Essential Safety Measures

    When the construction of a building is complete, the building owner is responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, particularly its safety features or essential safety measures.

    Russ Porteous
    Aug, 2018