What are Specified Systems?
Specified systems are important safety features that will affect the health and safety of the building users when/if they fail to operate. These systems require ongoing inspection and maintenance to ensure they function as required. The Owner of the property will need to make sure that these specified systems are always performing.
A specified system or a feature is contained in, or attached to, a building contributing to the proper functioning of the building. If these systems or features fail to operate properly, they have the potential to adversely affect health or life safety.
Specified systems are important safety features that will negatively affect the health and safety of building users if they fail to operate. They require ongoing inspection and maintenance to ensure they function as required. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the specified systems are performing at all times.
The Building Act defines a specified system as a system or feature that is:
• contained in, or attached to, a building
• contributes to the proper functioning of the building (for example, a sprinkler system)
• declared by the Governor-General, by Order in Council, to be a specified system for the purpose of this Act
• includes a cable car.
The following specified systems may need to be required to function on the activation of the warning system:
• SS 3.1 Automatic Door – May be required to default to open position.
• SS 3.2 Access Control Doors – May be required to unlock to provide free egress to a final exit door.
• SS 3.3 Interfaced Fire or Smoke Doors or Windows – Is required to release so that the fire/smoke door or windows can close restricting the passage of fire and smoke.