Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005

Schedule 1 Specified systems

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1

Automatic systems for fire suppression (for example, sprinkler systems).

2

Automatic or manual emergency warning systems for fire or other dangers (other than a warning system for fire that is entirely within a household unit and serves only that unit).

3

Electromagnetic or automatic doors or windows (for example, ones that close on fire alarm activation).

4

Emergency lighting systems.

5

Escape route pressurisation systems.

6

Riser mains for use by fire services.

7

Automatic back-flow preventers connected to a potable water supply.

8

Lifts, escalators, travelators, or other systems for moving people or goods within buildings.

9

Mechanical ventilation or air conditioning systems.

10

Building maintenance units providing access to exterior and interior walls of buildings.

11

Laboratory fume cupboards.

12

Audio loops or other assistive listening systems.

13

Smoke control systems.

14

Emergency power systems for, or signs relating to, a system or feature specified in any of clauses 1 to 13.

15

Any or all of the following systems and features, so long as they form part of a building’s means of escape from fire, and so long as those means also contain any or all of the systems or features specified in clauses 1 to 6, 9, and 13:

(a)

systems for communicating spoken information intended to facilitate evacuation; and

(b)

final exits (as defined by clause A2 of the building code); and

(c)

fire separations (as so defined); and

(d)

signs for communicating information intended to facilitate evacuation; and

(e)

smoke separations (as so defined).

Clause 15: added, on 12 January 2006, by regulation 3 of the Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/338).