New mandatory Fire Safety Standards for Airbnb and other short-term rental accommodation apply from November 1st 2021
SHORT TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATION FIRE SAFETY STANDARD
The New South Wales State Government has implemented new state-wide regulations for Airbnb and other short-term rental accommodation (STRA). These mandatory fire standards will apply to any host who wants to rent a private dwelling to the public to register by November 1, 2021 with a grace period for physical works until March 1, 2022.
These regulatory frameworks seek to ensure local communities continue to enjoy the economic benefits of Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) while managing risk to the guest by the adverse impact to people unfamiliar with the property, are now required as part of the Code of Conduct.
Survival Solutions has established service delivery teams throughout NSW and can manage service delivery to multiple premises for STRA managers or individual property owners.
Providing tailored solutions to meet the individual needs of property owners, including the supply only or installation of evacuation diagrams, wireless smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and blankets.
Smoke and Heat Alarms Wireless interconnected with non-removable 10-year lithium batteries.
Up to (4) Evacuation Diagrams installed on or adjacent to the entrance and bedroom doors.
Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blankets.
Bush Fire Emergency information and advice.
Emergency contact numbers for your area.
Assessment report on egress doors in class (2) two and (4) four dwellings.
Ongoing bi-annual or routine annual inspections available upon request
Whether you are an STRA manager with an extensive portfolio of properties or manage your own individual property, Survival Solutions is here to help. Phone us on 1300 040 362 or email us to arrange your assessment.
WHAT IS MY BUILDING CLASSIFICATION?
Not sure what your building classification is? Download the classification booklet below to identify what classification your short term rental accommodation property is.
In addition to the preparation of an Evacuation Plan and as part of the dwelling registration process on the STRA Register, hosts are also required to prepare and make available an Information Booklet/Advice Sheet on general emergency advice for the location the STRA activity is taking place. This could include, but would not be limited to, information on:
WHAT DOES A TOTAL FIRE BAN MEAN AND WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO ON THESE DAYS?
WHAT DO DIFFERENT FIRE WARNING LEVELS MEAN?
INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY SERVICE BROADCASTS AND CONTACTS.