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Annual Essential Safety Measures Report

Compliance of the Building vs Compliance of the Owner
The AESMR is a statement in relation to the owner complying with their ESM obligations. The format of this compliance statement under the regulations is that: 
“…the owner has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that each essential safety measure in the building or place – (i) is operating and has been maintained in a state that enables the essential safety measure to fulfil its purpose; and (ii) has been inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.” (Building Regulations 2018, Section 224(f)).
To be “compliant”, the owner needs to have taken “all reasonable steps” to ensure that all ESM are appropriately maintained and operating as intended. Other important information included in the AESMR is a table of all ESM on site and details of who has maintained them over the previous 12 months. 
The AESMR is not

  • A statement that 100% of ESM in the building is necessarily compliant at that particular point in time

  • A separate physical audit of any or all ESM in the building



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Three reasons to use Linkfire

Managing an Owners Corporation is something the franchisees at MBCM Strata Specialists take very seriously. And one of the most serious is the emergency safety management of the bodies corporate they manage.
When you are responsible for the safety of the people who live in the buildings you manage, you only want the best Fire Protection Service provider in the state. That company is Linkfire.
There are three main reasons why MBCM Strata Specialists franchisees trust Linkfire to maintain the Fire Safety Protection systems at the Owners Corporations they manage:

  1. They are a 100% family owned, 100% Australian business, employing more than 80 full time local staff (no outsourcing), and industry leading company operating to the highest professional standards. As evidence of their industry status, their Managing Director, Alistair Nicoll is highly active in the industry ensuring that regulations are rigids and therefore increasing safety in the community;
  1. Linkfire have a comprehensive range of services which cover every aspect of ESM Maintenance and repair for strata, owners corporations and bodies corporate. Directly employing Licenced plumbers, A Grade electricians, registered Sprinkler Fitters and FPASS trained fire technicians. They are a true one stop shop that can professionally take care of every aspect of Fire Protection Safety at the properties they look after for MBCM franchisees. They also offer above and beyond services for their clients such as assistance with Building notices, Council Orders, FMV Fine submissions and a true 24/7 emergency response service all included as a part of their offer.
  1. Linkfire consistently demonstrate an extremely high level of customer service which is particularly important to our franchisees who need reliability and professionalism from their fire protection services provider. This is reflected by the ongoing relationship so many MBCM franchisees have had with the Linkfire team for more than 20 years.

Alistair Nicoll, Managing Director, Linkfire

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Letterbox Security

13 Jul 2023

The safety and security of our community are of utmost importance to us. With a few letterboxes theft reported lately, we would like to provide you with some valuable safety tips to help protect your mail and personal information. By following these guidelines, we can collectively reduce the risk of letterbox theft and maintain a secure environment for everyone.

Secure Your Letterbox
  • Ensure that your letterbox is in good condition, free of any damages or weak spots that may make it an easy target.
  • If necessary, consider reinforcing your letterbox with additional bolts
  • If you can, install a lock on your letterbox

Collect Your Mail Promptly


  • Retrieve your mail as soon as possible after it is delivered, preferably on the same day. Leaving your mail unattended for extended periods increases the risk of theft.
  • If you are unable to collect your mail personally, ask a trusted friend, or family member to retrieve it for you.
Be Vigilant
  • Pay attention to your surroundings when collecting your mail. If you notice any suspicious individuals or activities near the letterbox area, report it to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • Stay informed about any recent incidents of letterbox theft or other security concerns within the community through official communication channels.

Report Incidents


  • If you fall victim to letterbox theft or witness any suspicious activities, promptly report the incident to the local police.
  • Additionally, inform the Owners Corporation to help identify any patterns and implement appropriate security measures. 

Remember, the safety of our community is a collective effort. By following these safety tips and remaining vigilant, we can discourage letterbox theft and create a secure living environment for all residents. If you have any additional concerns or suggestions regarding security matters, please feel free to contact us directly.