(in lingua inglese)
As the safety culture evolves, Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation has become more than an employer–employee relationship. It now imposes duties on other participants such as building designers who have an upstream influence on WHS. Fire engineers are a category of designers who have a direct influence on safety precautions. Most buildings upon which fire engineering is practiced are workplaces. Fire engineers therefore have dual duties in such cases. Under Building legislation, fire engineers must design to minimum building code performance requirements.