|Title:||Fire Safety Inspection of Health Care Premises for Accreditation by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS)|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1815/04|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 22 July 2004|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Advice to health care units regarding change in role of Fire & Security Unit in ACHS standards accreditation.|
|Applicable to:||Public sector heath care units|
|Period of effect:||from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006|
|Authorised by:||Mr Kevin Murphy, Acting Director, Asset Management, 21-Jul-2004|
|Print version:||View print version|
Fire Safety Inspection of Health Care Premises for Accreditation by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS)
Guidelines issued by Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) for Western Australia (WA) identifies “The Fire and Security Unit of Technical Services of the Department of Health WA” as the appropriate body to conduct fire inspections of health care organisations for the purpose of Standards accreditation.
Following recent administration and organisational changes within the Department of Health (DoH), as of 1 July 2004 the unit will cease the function of undertaking inspections for ACHS accreditation.
Organisational changes within DoH have changed the status of Royal Street officers in relation to public health care units, bringing them in conflict with ACHS requirements that “A fire inspection must be conducted by a person external to the organisation”.
The Fire and Security Unit will continue to provide all other services in relation to fire safety, including consultancy/advice on any reports commissioned for the ACHS.
The ACHS will issue revised guidelines regarding accreditation reviews.
Mr Kevin Murphy
This circular last updated: Thursday, 22 July 2004 at 12:00am