Essential Safety Measures

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

The maintenance of essential safety measures will ensure that the safety systems dealing with predominantly fire situations within the building remain at the required operational level throughout the life of the building.

Generally the essential safety measures installed in the building will include:

Active Systems - sprinkler systems, fire hose reels, fire detectors and alarms.

Passive Systems - fire doors and penetrations in fire rated materials.

Management Systems - fire training for evacuation and warden training.



Watershed Building Consultants provide the following services to assist building owners meet their obligations with respect to essential safety measure compliance:

Prepare maintenance determinations and schedules identifying the relevant essential safety measures within the building and level of performance they are to be maintained too

Carrying out passive inspections of fire resisting structures, fire hazard properties, paths of travel, exit doors

Certifying annual essential safety measure reports which includes a desktop review of all maintenance records for the preceding 12 months

Watershed Building Consultants

  • Watershed offers a complete statewide building permit and inspection service to clients that design, build, and develop residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
  • Watershed prepares maintenance schedules for essential safety measures in addition to carrying out maintenance inspections and certifying annual maintenance reports.