Fire Safety Inspections

NFA ensure that the legislative requirements of fire safety services in structures are built and maintained in accordance with the Building Code of Fiji.
NFA is involved in the regulation of the Building Code of Fiji. In particular, the Chief Officer is responsible for reporting on fire safety matters as referenced by the Building Regulations 2006. Such matters include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fire mains
  • Hydrants, hose reels
  • Control valves
  • Booster assemblies
  • Emergency vehicle access
  • Fire indicator panels
  • Location and contents of fire control centers

Please Read this HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT (pdf 251kb) as guidelines to uinderstanding the requirements needed by your workplace.

In addition, the Chief Officer has powers to inspect and require the maintenance of essential services. Qualified fire brigade officers delegated with the powers of the Chief Officer provide this service.

NFA also provide a consultancy service to inspect and report on fire safety matters relating to buildings. These audits are again carried out by qualified fire brigade officers delegated with the powers of the Chief Officer.

Understand the process taken to approve any particular building.Check out the NFA's Building approval Flow chart (pdf 62.2kb)

How to Apply for a FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION
  • Complete an Application for Structural Fire Safety Inspection/Approval.(pdf.112kb) To be completed IN FULL.
  • Provide three(3) sets of plans of the site/premises showing:
    • Site plan showing all boundaries, entrances, structures, and details of adjoining premises.
    • Floor plan of all Structures showing all doors, exits and production equipment where applicable
    • Elevations
    • The location of existing and proposed Fire Protection
  • Where you do not own or occupy the building(for example if you are considering purchasing the building or the business) you will also need to forward a completed Consent to Inspection /Evaluation of Premises/ Site form (pdf 72kb) completed by the current owner/occupier.

For more information, contact the Fire Safety Section NFA HQ or the Fire Safety Officer at your local NFA Area station.

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