A Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) certificate is a legislative requirement for any development on bushfire prone land and determines the potential exposure a building may face from ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact during a bushfire.
Bushfire Attack Level Assessments
ESD are accredited assessors who carry out a site inspection to determine the BAL and provide reports and certificates suitable for submission to local councils as part of the development and building application process.
The BAL rating determines the specific construction and design requirements that will need to be adhered to, as outlined in the Australian Standard AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.
The aim of the standard is to improve the ability of buildings to withstand attack from bushfires, providing greater protection for the occupants of a building while the fire front passes as well as to the building itself.