Residential Aged Care Systems
Additional information for aged care providers
WHICH BUILDINGS WILL BE AFFECTED?
- The NSW law will require a fire sprinkler system to be installed in:
- New residential aged care buildings up to 25m in effective height (where not already required to be installed) ; and
- Existing residential aged care buildings , defined as those accredited by the Commonwealth Government under the Aged Care Act 1997, that do not have sprinklers.
- Under the Building Code of Australia , new Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings over 25m and Class 9c buildings are already required to have a sprinkler system .
- The QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ARE INDICATING THEY WILL ALSO IMPLEMENT THIS AS LAW
WHAT TECHNICAL STANDARDS WILL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS NEED TO MEET?
- The technical standards will be based on the Australian Standards for automatic fire sprinkler systems . The Government will be consulting with industry experts to develop the details of the draft standards which will be exhibited for public comment.