Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety) (APFS) endorsing the AFSS


The NSW Government has released a new form for Annual Fire Safety Statements.

The AFSS form has been updated to reflect regulatory changes following the commencement of the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act).

A primary change is replacing the terminology ‘Competent Fire Safety Practitioner’ with ‘Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety)’ (APFS)..  

Amendments have been made to the detail on the form itself and in the supporting notes.

The new form is available on the Department’s website & must be used from 1 March 2021.  For more information, refer to Frequently Asked Questions – February 2021.

There are more than 30 statutory Essential Fire safety Measures (EFSM’s) which can be included within the AFSS schedule.
Accreditation is achieved on an individual EFSM basis. Upon completing one or more units of accreditation the APFS is issued with an accreditation number.

It is the sole responsibility of the Building Owner/Manager to ensure the APFS endorsing the EFSM’s listed on the AFSS is accredited to do so.

The Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) is the only organisation that has a NSW Government approved accreditation scheme – “FPAS”.

The accredited APFS Register link is:

AFT Fire Protection has 2 accredited APFS staff:
• Richard Raine – accreditation number – F009986A
• Gerard Pigram – accreditation number –F022784A

Our APFS accreditation encompasses every statutory EFSM.
We can endorse every EFSM we maintain on your property/s.


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