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Essential Services Regulations – understanding your obligations.

Do you own an accommodation building, school, office, shop, car park, warehouse, public building, or similar?

Then by law, you must conduct regular Essential Services Measures. As a building owner, you are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all the building’s essential services. An essential service is defined under the Building Regulations 1994 (the Regulations) and includes Air Conditioning Systems, Heating Units, and Mechanical Ventilation.

Generally, for buildings built before 1 July 1994, you must keep records of maintenance checks, service, and repair work. These must be on hand as proof of upkeep for any municipal building surveyor or chief inspector who requests them.

For buildings built or altered after 1 July 1994 the list of essential services including performance and maintenance required, would be included with your occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection.  You must prepare an annual essential service report and you may engage specialist maintenance contractors to assist you. Reports must be displayed on the premises for inspection and provide occupants with important safety information.

Fines up to $100,000 for individuals and $50,000 for companies applying for non-compliance. But more importantly, the safety of building occupants, visitors, and passers-by is compromised if maintenance inspections are not conducted regularly.

Surrey Air will put your mind at ease and answer all your questions relating to the HVAC essential services in your building. Call us today for an immediate on-site inspection.

More information can also be found online at:
http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/resources/documents/Essentserv1.pdf

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