Wollongong building sites audited for fire safety

October 16, 2023 9:25 am in by
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NSW Fair Trading officers, have discovered more than half of the 21 building sites, recently audited for fire safety standards across Sydney and Wollongong, had ‘defective fire safety systems’.

Defects at 11 of the 21 construction sites, include faulty fire doors, inadequate fire hydrant equipment during construction, and poor sealing of gaps and voids near pipes and wall spaces, to slow or stop the spread of smoke and flames.

Urgent notices were issued at two of the sites, ordering the installation of operational fire hydrants and portable extinguishers.

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