What is a Maintenance Schedule? (Victoria)

The Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 sets out the requirements for the owner of a building or place of public entertainment to prepare a maintenance schedule. A maintenance schedule is a document, in a form approved by the Victorian Building Authority ("VBA") prepared by the municipal building surveyor ("MBS") or a private building surveyor ("PBS") that details the required essential safety measures in a building (Regulation 222) and their respective maintenance requirements.
Russ Porteous
CEO, Firewize
01 Feb, 2020

A maintenance schedule is a document that is prepared by a municipal building surveyor ("MBS") or a private building surveyor ("PBS") for a building or place of public entertainment as described in Regulation 219, 220, 221 and 222 of the Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 as set out below;

219 Owner of building or place of public entertainment may apply for maintenance schedule

  1. The owner of a building or place of public entertainment may apply to the municipal building surveyor or a private building surveyor to request the municipal building surveyor or private building surveyor to prepare a maintenance schedule that complies with regulation 222 in relation to the building or place.
  2. If the municipal building surveyor or a private building surveyor agrees to prepare a maintenance schedule that complies with regulation 222 in relation to a building or place of public entertainment, the owner of the building or place must provide to the municipal building surveyor or private building surveyor all documents referred to in regulation 225 relating to essential safety measures in the building or place.

220 Building surveyor may prepare maintenance schedule

The municipal building surveyor or a private building surveyor may prepare a maintenance schedule in relation to a building or place of public entertainment that complies with regulation 222 if the owner of the building or place has applied in accordance with regulation 219 to the municipal building surveyor or private building surveyor for such a maintenance schedule to be prepared.

221 Building surveyor must give owner copy of maintenance schedule

The municipal building surveyor or private building surveyor who prepares or updates a maintenance schedule in relation to a building or place of public entertainment under regulation 218 or 220 must give a copy of the maintenance schedule to the owner of the building or place without delay.

222 Maintenance schedules

  1. For the purposes of regulation 218, a maintenance schedule must list all essential safety measures required to be provided in a building or place of public entertainment by an occupancy permit or a maintenance determination and the maintenance requirements for those essential safety measures.
  2. For the purposes of regulation 220, a maintenance schedule must list all essential safety measures required to be provided in a building or place of public entertainment by or under the Act or these Regulations or any previous corresponding Act or regulations.
  3. The essential safety measures and related maintenance requirements must be listed in chronological order according to the date on which each essential safety measure was required to be provided by or under the Act or these Regulations or any previous corresponding Act or regulations.
  4. A maintenance schedule under this regulation must be prepared in a form approved by the Authority.
  5. In this regulation maintenance requirements in relation to an essential safety measure consist of—
    1. the level of performance that the essential safety measure must achieve to fulfil its purpose; and
    2. the frequency and type of inspection, testing and maintenance required for the essential safety measure.