In order to maximise social distancing and minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission to our workers & residents, Civil Fire technicians will not complete inspection of fire safety equipment inside units unless the resident has opted-in to our inspection PRIOR to our scheduled inspection.
In lieu of inspection by technician, Civil Fire has developed Self-Test Instructions for residents.
These self-tests do not cover all aspects of our fire inspection, however, we believe under these circumstances, these tests will ensure a reasonable degree safety (fire safety and COVID-19 safety) for residents.
Smoke alarms save lives!!!! You are strongly encouraged to do this test.
A yellow can of smoke will be left in the entry lobby of your building to facilitate the test.
Call us on 02 9906 1626 if you’d like over-the-phone assistance to complete your self-test.
Civil Fire team members are on hand business hours (Monday-Friday 800am-400pm).
Assumptions for Self-Test
Civil Fire has undertaken an inspection of this building in previous years. Therefore, the following assumptions have been made:
Perimeter gaps on doors are acceptable, and the door has the required fire-rating.
Smoke alarms are installed in appropriate locations.