Form 3 – Essential Safety Provisions (ESPs) Maintenance

As accredited service providers, Fire System Services will assist you with all your Form 3 Essential Safety Provisions Maintenance Requirements in Adelaide.

With more than 35 years of experience, we can help you with your Form 3 Essential Safety Provisions for Commercial & Industrial Buildings needs.

When you work with us, you can be assured you will receive high-quality service and care from our friendly technicians, who assist you with all your needs to help you with your Form 3 Essential Safety Provisions Maintenance Requirements in Adelaide.

What are Essential Safety Provisions (ESPs)?

Essential Safety Provisions (ESPs) are a standard part of owning a commercial or multi-unit residential building and are critical for the property’s and its occupants’ safety.

ESPs are fire safety items that prevent the spread of fire and allow for effective evacuation in an emergency, such as fire extinguishers, non-flammable linings, and exit doors.

In 2016, legislation changed the responsibility of building management by introducing the new Form 3 ESPs maintenance certificate.

Professional building managers need to be aware that in South Australia, any building over 500 sqm or two storeys in height needs to submit a Form 3 yearly as proof that the essential safety provisions (ESPs) are maintained with no defects.

Unlike in the past, the forms were required on the anniversary of the completion of the building.  Form 3 must be provided to the council in the first 60 days of the calendar year for every building over two storeys or 500 sqm.

It requires a competent maintenance provider to inspect the property, listing what is maintained, including outstanding defects. It is to be co-signed by the building owner or their representative.

ESPs requirements for a building are set when development approval is granted in the form of the following:

  • Form 1 – schedule of ESPs to be installed in the building, specifies installation and maintenance standards
  • Form 2 – to be completed by the installer of each item (e.g. builder), then returned to Council
  • Form 3 – if applicable to the building, must be completed and returned to Council annually.

Form 3 includes the checking of one of the following three statuses.

  • No Defects
  • Defects have been identified and rectified and are now performed to the required standard
  • Outstanding defects have been identified and are in the process of being rectified

Failure to comply with ESPs requirements is an expiable offence in South Australia:

  • Failure to provide a Form 3 within 60 business days after the end of the calendar year.
  • Failure to maintain ESPs.
  • Failure to produce proof of maintenance upon request.

fire extinguisher testing AS1851 South Australian regulatory requirements

If you still need to know more about ESPs in South Australia, click on this link City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

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Your Necessary Fire and Safety Services Provider

With the aid of Uptick asset maintenance software, Fire System Services can assist Companies and businesses with their requirements for Compliance Reporting with the Schedule of Essential Safety Provisions, Form 3 – ESPs Maintenance Verification & Annual Fire Safety Statements.

A necessary provision in Australian Standard AS1851 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment is to keep records of the service work carried out as evidence that the systems and equipment fit the intended purpose.

When the service work has been completed for each system and equipment, the consolidated reports for each design and equipment provide evidence that the required service has been satisfactorily completed or that failures have been noted or rectified.

As your trusted fire and safety services provider, you can be guaranteed to receive a fast and effective response for your call out.

Contact Fire System Services for your next emergency or maintenance request, and our enthusiastic technicians will gladly assist you.

Keeping My Existing Service Provider 

A common question we usually get asked.

We would like you to help us with our Form 3 requirements; we also have an arrangement with a current service provider.

The answer is, there are two options.

  1. Keep your first service provider to undergo services they are currently undertaking; we will undertake services they can not fulfill.
  2. The most sensible option is to cancel services with the current service provider and contract us to undertake all the required tasks within the Form 3 ESPs Requirements.

The reason behind this is that it keeps your Form 3 Tidy.

You must only undergo administration with 1 x service provider and 1 x Form 3.

If there are multiple service providers, you need to fill out multiple Form 3. A service provider under their license can not sign off on another service provider’s work.

Also, if we are undergoing the whole of Form 3, utilising Uptick, our asset management software, gives you an overall understanding of your current ESPs status.

This can also be accessed via the Customer Portal. You can view all reports, defects, quotes, and current and past invoices here.

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Engage Our Services 

You’d like to engage Fire System Services for your ESPs maintenance; this is the next step.

If you require a quote

  • If you are seeking a quote for your Essential Safety Provisions building equipment maintenance, Please click on the PDF file “Services Quote Request Form”, fill in the details, and email the request form to us.
  • If fixed systems are in place, please email any photos and Block Plans / Drawings, as they will assist with the quote.
  • We will estimate your Essential Safety Provisions equipment maintenance yearly.
  • Upon acceptance of the quote, we will come to the site to conduct a site review before the maintenance begins.

Open an account

For Fire System Services to conduct your ESP maintenance, we would like your business / Company information.

Engaging Fire Systems Services for your maintenance requirements: The company requires a minimum commitment of 6 services (3 years) for your ESP Maintenance. 

To open an account please go to FAQ Page and fill in the Account Application.

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