The Survey must be conducted by a Fire System Certifier.

AS1851-2012 sets out the requirement for an annual survey on each prescribed fire safety installation by a competent person. The Survey is a visual inspection to identify if fire protection systems or equipment have been altered, damaged or compromised, or the fire systems performance has been degraded by occupancy changes or building alterations.


In order to comply with the requirements of AS1851-2012, the survey must be conducted by a person holding the QBCC rectifier license in the respective Fire Safety Installation. This survey together with the inspection, test and preventive maintenance regime demonstrates that the fire protection systems or equipment are functional and capable of performing to a standard not less than that to which they were originally designed. Any identified non compliance’s can be rectified prior to “signing off” the annual occupier statement.


Documents to review include, but is not limited to:


  • Review prescribed maintenance records
  • Review defects compliance
  • QBCC – License check – service company / technician
  • AS 1851 survey of prescribed fire safety installations
  • Completion of Occupier Statement