The Goldsbrough is fitted out with a state-of-the-art fire detection and alarm system that has a back-to-base function linked directly to the fire brigade.
Each apartment is fitted with sprinklers as well as and heat detectors with a warning sound:
- studios and one-bed apartments have one smoke/heat detector
- two-bed apartments have two smoke/heat detectors
- common areas and plant rooms have smoke/heat detectors.
There are two panels on level 1 that register any changes to the status of each smoke/heat detector and these panels are constantly monitored by the Concierge.
In the event of an emergency, alarms will sound in every apartment and throughout the building – please evacuate quickly and calmly using the fire stairs, not the lifts. You can exit the building through both levels 1 and 2. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the exits closest to your apartment and the fire stairs.
Our evacuation meeting point is on Pyrmont St opposite the entrance to number 235 where the roads intersect under cover. Always follow directions from the Concierge, security and other staff.
Between 5am and midnight, the system allows a 5-minute pre-alarm period. If the smoke alarm in your apartment sounds, the Concierge will call to check if you are OK and assess any risk. Staff may also come to your door. If we cannot contact you within 5 minutes, the emergency procedure will begin and the fire brigade will be called automatically. To avoid unnecessary evacuations, we recommend:
- always use the rangehood when cooking
- open a window
- keep the bathroom door closed when showering
If the alarm goes off in your apartment because of a minor issue such as steam from the shower or smoke from cooking, open an external-facing window – not the front door – as this may activate the alarm in the common area.
Between midnight and 5am, there is no pre-alarm period. Should smoke, steam or heat set off the alarm in your apartment, the system will immediately contact the fire brigade.
If the fire brigade attends the building for a false alarm, the call-out cost to owners is $1250, so we ask you to follow these preventative measures.