Make sure your building is safe

Owners and tenants should check if their apartment has cladding made of aluminium composite panels and that the fire safety measures in the building are appropriate and effective.

Owners

Find out if your building has aluminium cladding

Contact your strata managing agent, building manager, property manager or maintenance manager and ask them to review all design and construction documents to determine whether external wall cladding made of aluminium composite panels was used on your building.

Check whether your building’s fire safety statement is up-to-date

Your strata managing agent, building manager, property manager or maintenance manager should be able to advise you. You should also ensure that all fire safety maintenance measures have been addressed. Annual fire safety statements should be prominently displayed in your building.

Ensure a fire safety professional has inspected any cladding

If aluminium composite panels have been used in your building, ask the strata managing agent, building manager, property manager or maintenance manager if  a fire safety professional has:

  • reviewed and inspected the cladding – including the suitability of the type of material used and installation method
  • checked the overall fire safety of the building
  • provided an assessment of any steps required to maintain or improve the building’s fire safety.

If this has not been done, you should ask for this to be arranged.

Take immediate action to make any recommended changes

Make any recommended changes to the building.