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Fireproofing Exterior Cupboard Doors


18 May 2022

Question: Are the doors on an exterior cupboard an isolation switch for the common area power and lights, plus Foxtel and NBN connections required to be fire doors?

We are a small strata with 3 units. On the exterior of the building is a cupboard containing an isolation switch for the common area power and lights, plus Foxtel and NBN connections. The main switchboard and meters for the units are located elsewhere.

Are the doors on this cupboard required to be fire doors?
 

Answer: There is no need to protect the outside world from the switchboard risk.

 

The main switchboard if outside are unlikely to need to be fire doors as there is no need to protect the outside world from the switchboard risk.

It is only inside switchboards & even then, only if in a path of travel or in their own room where they are likely to require fire rating with such a small block.
 

Rob Broadhead
2020 Fire Protection

 



This is general information and should not be considered to be legal advice. If you are affected you should obtain legal advice specific to your individual situation.