The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) provides Fire service assessments to:
- promote and influence fire safety of buildings and other property
- ensure that fire safety installations required in buildings are appropriate to interface with the operation of the fire authority.
The QFES assesses applications for building approval under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Sustainable Planning Regulation 1998 Schedules 7 and 8 Part 2, Building Act 1975 and Building Regulation 2006 where Special Fire Services are required.
The QFES inspects and/or tests the commissioning of special fire services as approved prior to building occupation. Designers of fire services which do not comply with the legislation consult with the department and are advised on the design standard required.