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September 27, 2012

FPAA Passive Protection Fire Seminar

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Representatives of Fire Safety Constructions attended the FPAA Passive Protection Fire Seminar this month. In the FPAA’s own words:

Earlier this month FPA Australia ran a series of one day seminar and workshop sessions providing updates across many aspects of passive fire protection.

The seminars, which were designed to provide insight and practical information for passive industry professionals, attracted many attendees across the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney events. As part of the workshop session at each event attendees were divided into small groups and asked to discuss the reasons for, and solutions to, the current difficulties regarding confirming certification of passive fire products and/or services.

In answer to the question ‘where does the issue originate’, attendees across all states agreed that the lack of proper registration or accreditation was a major issue, as well as a lack of enforcement and poor documentation.

There was also some interstate agreement on how to overcome these issues, with NSW advocating several solutions including a return to government / council inspectors and VIC and QLD delegates recommending similar notions as well as tighter regulations and licensing & accreditation.

Attendees also provided valuable recommendations for both implementation and monitoring of new industry initiatives. To find out more, you can read the full workshops summary document here.

The Fire Protection Association Australia is Australia’s major technical and educational fire safety organisation aiming to achieve continual improvement in fire safety through active membership and a range of activities. FPA Australia provides a central source of information and services to promote the protection of life, assets and the environment in Australia.

Members represent every aspect of the fire safety community – manufacturers and suppliers of fire protection products and services, fire-fighters, building owners, insurers, designers and surveyors, government and legislators, educators and anyone else working as part of the fire safety community – to provide a safer environment for all Australians.

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