Fire Safety Verification Method adopted from today!
From today, 1 May 2020, the Verification Method can be used to verify the fire safety of a building in order to meet the relevant Performance Requirements of NCC 2019.
The Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM) is not mandatory, but just one way fire safety solutions can be developed to meet the Performance Requirements of the NCC. The decision to use the FSVM, a Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution, or other Performance Solution is that of the design practitioner, in consultation with their client.
The FSVM is designed to give practitioners more guidance when developing fire safety Performance Solutions and instil greater confidence in authorities tasked with assessing the adequacy of solutions. Developed over three years in collaboration with fire authorities, industry, academics and consultants, the FSVM will facilitate more progressive, innovative and safer fire safety solutions in Australian buildings.
Please note: The adoption of the FSVM may be treated differently by the States and Territories. If you are unsure, please contact your local Building Administration to confirm how it applies in your jurisdiction.
Resources to support you
To assist in understanding the FSVM, the ABCB has released a number of supporting resources:
- Handbook: Fire Safety Verification Method
- Data sheets: Fire Safety Verification Method
- FAQs: Fire Safety Verification Method
- Video: Fire Safety Verification Method webinar
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