City of Karratha

Public buildings

A public building is defined as 'any building or part of a building where people assemble' and includes a variety of facilities including churches, recreation centres, schools, pubs and function centres. These building must comply with requirements under the Health (Public Building) regulations 1992 and assessment involves:

  • Emergency exists and locking devices

  • Maintenance of emergency lighting

  • Provision and maintenance of fire equipment including extinguishers and hose reels

  • Emergency evacuation procedures

  • Provision and maintenance of public ablution facilities

  • Adequate ventilation of the building

An application form for a certificate of approval of a public building is available here.

An application form for a variation for a certificate of approval is available here.