Safer Buildings

Information for fire engineers

Owners of buildings required to complete Part 3 of the combustible cladding checklist will need to engage a fire engineer.

A fire engineer for the purpose of the Safer Buildings checklist is defined in the Building Regulation 2006.

A fire engineer is an engineer registered in:

  • Fire engineering
  • Fire safety

Fire engineers who are wanting to work in Queensland need to contact the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland on 07 3210 3100 or visit their website for more information.

Fire engineers will need to prepare and sign a building fire safety risk assessment and fire engineer statement.

Read the Guideline for assessing buildings with combustible cladding for more information.

A fire engineer must provide a copy of the building fire safety risk assessment and fire engineer statement within 5 business days after the statement is signed to the building owner, the QBCC and the local council.

Fire engineers must keep a copy of the building fire safety risk assessment and fire engineer statement for at least 5 years.