Focus on essential services

PROPERTY owners in Mount Beauty are being called on to ensure that their knowledge of maintaining their essential services is up to scratch.

When commercial buildings are constructed they are required to include “Essential Safety Measures” equipment that helps save lives in the event of fire or other emergencies.

Owners of commercial properties have the opportunity to attend an information session by Alpine Shire Council in cooperation with the Mount Beauty Chamber of Commerce, outlining their obligations in maintaining these services.

Council’s Building Surveyor Bruce Howie said essential safety measures can include fire extinguishers, fire blankets or clear paths of exit.

“Under government building regulations, the building owner, manager and/or occupier is required to document the inspections undertaken for each essential service and prepare an annual report that covers which maintenance checks have been undertaken,” he said.

“This is important legislation for people to be aware of, so I hope businesses will take advantage of this opportunity, or if they can’t attend contact me at Council to ask any questions they may have.”

The information session will be held from 2pm – 3pm on Wednesday, 15 February at the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre.

For more information contact Bruce Howie on 5755 0531.

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