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Penalties

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When Essential Safety Measures standards are not upheld, you are placing your employees, patrons and tenants at critical risk should an emergency arise. You are also liable for considerable monetary penalties with the possibility of further legal proceedings against you and your business.

 

Non-compliance may result in an on the spot infringement notice of up to $1,200, and in some cases, in excess of $1,200 issued by Council or the Fire Brigade. Non-compliance could, furthermore, result in prosecution through which a fine may be imposed of up to $60, 000* for an individual and up to $300,000* for companies found to be in breach of Essential Safety Measures and Facilities Management regulations.

 

Adequate and ongoing maintenance is the only way to ensure that your safety systems operate to a satisfactory standard.

 

* Increases annually.