Strata and Property Managers, are the apartments you manage fire safe?

Managers of multi-story residential buildings in NSW are urged to check if their buildings have external cladding made of aluminium composite panels.

Cladding is the material that covers external walls, if it is the wrong type or not installed correctly it can increase the intensity and speed a fire spreads.

The NSW Government is working hard to address these fire safety risks and new laws have been introduced to ban unsafe building products in NSW.

If you think a building you manage is at risk, take immediate action now:

  • Find out if the building has aluminium cladding
  • Check whether the building’s fire safety statement is up-to-date
  • Ensure a fire safety professional has inspected any cladding
  • Take immediate action to make recommended changes

More information on the action to take is available for property managers on the Fair Trading website.

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