Is your apartment fire safe?

Published on 16/02/2018

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If you own, live in or manage an apartment, we encourage you to make sure your building is fire safe.  

Material that covers external walls, also known as cladding, can increase the intensity and speed a fire spreads if it’s the wrong type or not installed correctly.

The NSW Government is working hard to address these fire safety risks and new laws have been introduced to ban unsafe building products in NSW.

If you think your building is at risk, take immediate action now:

  • Find out if your building has aluminium cladding
  • Check whether your building’s fire safety statement is up-to-date
  • Ensure a fire safety professional has inspected any cladding
  • Take immediate action to make recommended changes.

More information on the action to take is available for tenants on the Fair Trading website here.