Body Corporate News - April
Of late, with the COVID-19 pandemic getting the majority share of the attention, there has been a lot of discussion related to who is providing an essential service.
Unrelated to COVID-19 – I wanted to talk about Essential Services, What they are and how they relate directly to the fire safety of occupants within buildings, but particularly - high rise accommodation. Essential services are in essence any installation or system within a building that was installed to improve the level of fire safety within the building. These systems are required by the various legislative requirements to safeguard occupants from illness or injury while evacuating during a fire and to provide facilities for occupants and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) to undertake fire-fighting operations.