Form 3 - ESP maintenance certificate

Use this form to verify that a maintenance has occurred for essential safety provisions (ESPs) in a building.




About this document

A building with essential safety provisions (ESPs) must not be used unless annual maintenance and testing of each ESP has been carried out to ensure the ESPs are continuing to perform at the same standard they were required to when they were installed.

The approved maintenance requirements are listed on the ESP Form 1 and the ESP Form 3 issued by the relevant authority (in accordance with Ministerial Building Standard (MBS) 002 - Maintaining the performance of essential safety provisions).

Unless exempted by the regulations, the owner must provide annual maintenance verification to council not later than 60 business days after the end of each calendar year that the required maintenance and testing have been carried out.

ESP Form 3 is an approved form for the purposes of providing annual verification to council in accordance with Regulation 94(11) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.

For out of council areas, an owner of a building should provide this to the State Planning Commission.