Council is required to carry out essential safety measure inspections on certain buildings ranging from Class 1b to Class 9 buildings. When the construction of a building is complete, the building owner is responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, particularly its safety features. The maintenance of essential safety measures will ensure the building and its occupants are protected from dangers such as fire. These safety measures are required to be maintained and serviced at regular periods by a licensed tester.
An essential safety measure is defined under the Building Regulations to include the following: