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Property compliance

When you are building or managing a facility, identifying and managing foreseeable hazards is critical – but you don’t have to navigate the property compliance and safety assessment process alone.

At ATTAR, we understand that conducting thorough and regular risk assessments and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements can seem complex. So, we’re here to help.

We have decades of experience in property compliance and safety assessments needed to manage your risk and protect your people, property and business. We guide you through the compliance and risk management process, providing independent and comprehensive testing, auditing and assessment services, in line with relevant Industry Codes and Standards and tailored to your facility.

Essential safety measures

As a building owner or facility manager, you are legally obliged to implement and maintain a number of measures to ensure the safety of residents and occupants against the risk of hazards, including fire and smoke. In most Australian states, these requirements mandate regular audits and the preparation of compliance reports.

Essential Safety Measures, also known as ESMs, are at the core of property compliance. Mandated by the National Construction Code, ESMs span the fire and emergency access and egress systems installed or constructed in a building. By law, facility managers, developers and builders must ensure their property meets all the legislative requirements relating to Essential Safety Measures.

Following each periodic on-site inspection, ATTAR documents the results in an Essential Safety Measure report. This provides you with peace of mind that any risks or non-compliances associated with your property or facility are identified, enabling you to make effective and appropriate risk management decisions. Some of other reports include:

Annual Essential Safety Measures Reports

Door Reports

Stairways Reports

Egress Reports

Slip Resistance Reports

Defect Summary Reports

Full Function Witness Reports

Maintenance Determination

Slip resistance testing

Slips, trips and falls are responsible for the vast majority of personal injury claims. If surfaces in your building do not meet the minimum recommendations prescribed in relevant codes and Standards, you may be putting your property and people at risk. This is one of the reasons why ongoing slip resistance testing and assessments are critical: it ensures all slip, trip and fall hazards can be identified and rectified before an incident occurs.

Backed by 30 years of experience performing slip resistance testing and investigating legal slip trip and fall claims, ATTAR is well positioned to identify, test and educate on the most critical hazards to pedestrian safety in your facility. First, we assess your specific environment and situation. Then, we deliver a tailored service and testing program, helping you to reduce your ongoing risk of incidents related to slips, trips and falls.

ATTAR’s on-site slip resistance testing is performed to Australian Standards under our NATA accreditation for added confidence in our professional competency and proficiency. Following on-site testing using the wet pendulum and dry floor friction testing techniques, we will provide a clear and comprehensive but easy to understand report on the locations tested and their compliance with relevant codes and industry guides. We also offer a full suite of testing for new products.

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Luminance contrast testing

Another key facet of property compliance safety assessment is ensuring all people can navigate your property safely. This includes the vision impaired, where sufficient contrast between environmental elements makes a huge impact on their ability to avoid hazards.

Consequently, for compliance, elements in the environment are required to have an appropriate level of luminance contrast against their background. Poorly contrasting elements – such as stairway nosing strips, warning Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs) and accessway obstructions – regularly cause slip trip and fall incidents which have resulted in costly legal action. For the safety of pedestrians, the National Construction Code now requires these surface elements to be tested and satisfy a minimum luminance contrast value. 

NATA accreditation

Under our NATA accreditation, ATTAR’s Luminance Contrast testing service identifies the acceptance criteria that applies, conducts the testing in-situ. Then, we provide a report outlining compliance with relevant Industry Code and Australian Standard requirements.

How ATTAR can help

We’re committed to helping you make your world a safer place. It’s what drives us.

With accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), and a focus on delivering a personalised service, ATTAR can provide expert advice and guidance on the legislation, testing and compliance requirements that apply to you.

Contact us to arrange a consultation and discuss what is important to you and your property.