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Many building managers and owners are unaware that auditorium and theatre curtains and stage drapes are subject to annual fire safety inspections and the requirement for a maintenance log. It is also often assumed that these items form part of a checklist during the annual inspection by the fire brigade or fire safety officer.
Unfortunately, this is not the case, as this checklist only covers items such as firefighting emergency equipment and systems, not stage curtains or auditorium drapes. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) also requires that curtains and drapes are tagged with a label that has a specific/minimal amount of relevant information that identifies their compliance.
The current Fire Safety Code under section C1.10 of the Building Code of Australia requires that “Fire Hazard Properties” are “maintained to conform to the AS/NZS1530.3 fire code standard (NSW AS/NZS1530.2 and AS/NZS1530.3).” Water damage, stains and accumulated dust contribute to the deterioration of the existing flame retardant in stage curtains and drapes, greatly reducing its ability to inhibit the spread of fire. Curtains and drapes should be assessed for compliance annually.
In some instances where curtains and drapes have been installed, compliance with the Australian Building and Fire Safety code has been overlooked, leaving exposure to a high fire risk and litigation. Building facilitators have a duty of care to maintain the stage curtains, auditorium drapes or certain wall coverings to ensure the safest environment for all building occupants and to reduce this risk of litigation.
How We Can Help
New Life Dry Cleaners provides a free initial assessment of your curtains providing you with a report covering all aspects of your existing curtains, drapes and props. From here, we can design, replace with new curtains or simply clean your existing curtains, fire retard them, provide certification and include the label required to satisfy the above Australian codes.
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Our fire retardant service is quick and an easy solution to help keep you safe while following the safety regulations. Call us today to receive a free quote.