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Fire, Security & Data Technician Registration 

 

The introduction of the Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs) has changed the obligations for technicians undertaking cabling work on fire protection, security and data/computer systems. Technicians must register in order to undertake cabling work. This is a legal requirement set by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA).

 

Through the introduction of the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2000 (CPRs), the ACMA has placed new obligations on technicians working with fire, security and data/communications systems. Those registering through FPA Australia will receive material providing guidance on how to ensure that they meet their legal obligations.

 

Click here to view the types of registration available.

 

Click here to obtain information about applying and to download an application form.

 

Click here to find out about the background to the Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs).

 

Click here to search FPA Australia's database of registered cablers.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN STANDARD AS/CA S009:2013 - Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring rules)

 

On the 14th of February 2013, Comms Alliance published the Revised Australian Standard for Customer Cabling Installation. 

 

The Standard proposes new and revised requirements in a number of key areas, including the following:

 

  • expanded provisions covering cabling in hazardous areas and explosive atmospheres;
  • new requirements for the separation of customer cabling from non-electrical hazardous services;
  • expanded requirements for optical interface cleaning and inspection;
  • new provisions for the labelling of panels, enclosures and outlets in optical fibre systems;
  • updated guidance for cabling in domestic installations, including the installation of Category 5 cabling as a minimum;
  • new requirements for cabling between buildings to address potential hazards associated with lightning activity and power earth differentials;
  • additional requirements for cables that are immersed in water within a conduit or duct;
  • small assemblies of sockets (up to 6) can now be installed by "Restricted" cabling providers to facilitate basic NBN installations;
  • a new appendix providing guidance on the installation of aerial customer cabling.

 

The approved Standard is available on the Communications Alliance website. The new Standard came into force from 1 July 2013.

 

 

Cabling Contact Information

 

ACMA - Tel: 1300 850 115, Website: www.acma.gov.au

Standards Australia - Website: www.standards.com.au

Telstra high load passage - Tel: 07 3013 2607