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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 16:07)
171 Issue of final fire safety certificates
(1) The assessment of essential fire safety measures must have been carried out within the period of 3 months prior to the date on which a final fire safety certificate is issued.(2) The choice of person to carry out an assessment is up to the owner of the building.(3) A person who carries out an assessment—(a) must inspect and verify the performance of each fire safety measure being assessed, and(b) must test the operation of each new item of equipment installed in the building premises that is included in the current fire safety schedule for the building.(4) A final fire safety certificate issued in relation to work that has been authorised or required by a development consent, construction certificate or fire safety order need not deal with any essential fire safety measure the subject of some other final fire safety certificate or fire safety statement issued within the previous 6 months, unless the person by whom the development consent, construction certificate or fire safety order is issued or given otherwise determines.(5) The person by whom the development consent, construction certificate or fire safety order is issued or given may make such a determination only if—(a) the person is of the opinion that the measure will be affected by the work, and(b) the person has specified in the fire safety schedule attached to the development consent, construction certificate or fire safety order that the final fire safety certificate issued in relation to the work must deal with that measure.