ESM refers to the Essential Safety Measures a building is installed with to help mitigate potential fires, and where emergencies occur ESMs are designed to slow the spread of fire, supress the fire, alert the building occupants and ensure their safe evacuation.
As a building owner, the ESM compliance and maintenance of your building is imperative. Your buildings ESMs are set out by its Occupancy Permit issued by a registered Building Surveyor, or for buildings built pre 1 July 1994, a Maintenance Determination is required to identify your ESMs in accordance with National Construction Code (NCC) volume 1 series.
At Geokal Services, we provide strategic ESM audit services and knowledgeable guidance to ensure your building is up to code. Our experience across commercial use buildings enables us to advise owners on the best practices in accordance with building regulations, NCC and Australian Standards, ensuring your building meets these requirements.
As society evolves, innovation has spearheaded advances in various sectors. In turn, these developments have impacted the way humans organise, socialise and work. The result is a myriad of building designs with a multitude of functions, not to mention improved building materials. To ensure minimum standards are maintained to foster a safe environment, governments have set out guidelines for various aspects of buildings, including Essential Safety Measures (ESM).
It is your responsibility as a building owner to ensure your building meets the minimum standard regarding ESM as set out by the Building Regulations. Annual audits are a compulsory compliance measure with regards to these regulations. As such, it would prove prudent to procure the ESM services of Geokal Services . We can determine and guide you on the complexity of the safety features required alongside the relevant checks needed and corresponding documentation for your building. Moreover, we as a knowledgeable and skilled ESM service provider would strategically plan our, in order to minimise risk, subsequently saving you money in the long term.
Whether you require an audit for a new building in order to draw up safety requirements, a purchased building to review compliance, a standard annual audit, or an audit due to alterations, trust us to assess your compliance. Find out more about our services or contact us to set up an appointment today.