About Building Safety
Building Safety is a unit of the Community Fire Safety portfolio. The unit’s role is to ensure a high level of building fire safety measures are maintained in commercial, industrial and public buildings across the State.
The unit performs the statutory responsibilities on behalf of the Chief Officer from the building legislation. Ensuring that fire safety measures in buildings are operationally suitable to support commercial and residential firefighting operations and maintain a high level of fire safety for building occupants.
The unit also approves fire evacuation plans for specified buildings as detailed in the General Fire Regulations.
The regulation of the fire protection industry is also an important function of the unit along with fire engineering and building fire safety audit and compliance.
The building safety unit operates state-wide and has offices in Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie. Staff can be contacted on
PO Box 308
HOBART TAS 7001
339 Hobart Road
YOUNGTOWN TAS 7249
15 Three Mile Line Road
BURNIE TAS 7320
(03) 6477 7250