If you are an owner, a business or a person that is occupying or managing a building in Queensland, you have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of any person in that building in the event of a fire or other emergency.
The agency has developed a management tool to assist owner / occupiers in managing their compliance with the legislation. Please note that this is a guide only, and does not indicate compliance with all legislative requirements.
It is your responsibility ensure that Fire Safety Installations in the building comply with the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 6.1 and to appoint and train a fire safety adviser for buildings that are classified as high occupancy. A building is classified as high occupancy if it is:
- class 2, 3, 5, 6, 7b, 8, 9a or 9b and a workplace where 30 or more workers are normally employed
- class 2 or 3 and more than 25 metres in height
- licensed premises that have been identified by the Commissioner as at risk of overcrowding