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Standards Australia Committees

 

Standards Australia is the organisation which develops and publishes Australian Standards and its sister organisation SAI Global is the distributor of the standards. Standards are developed through Standards Australia Committees which are set up as required for specific areas.

 

The Standards Australia Committees receive input from people with knowledge and expertise in the relevant area. This includes representatives from FPA Australia's Technical Advisory Committees.

 

The TACs (with the exception of TAC/T - Training) mirror the Standards Australia Fire Protection (FP) Committees. These Standards Australia Committees produce the Australian Standards for the fire protection industry. By having a TAC to mirror each FP committee, FPA Australia is well positioned to represent the interests of its members on these committees.

 

FPA Australia representatives to Standards Australia Committees are nominated from the relevant TACs in accordance with the procedures outlined in Appendix C of the Rules for the operation of Technical Advisory Committees and Special Interest Groups.

 

In the area of fire protection, Standards Australia currently has the following committees. In most cases, FPA Australia has equivalent Technical Committees and/or Special Interest Groups:

 

Standards Australia Committee

FPA Australia Technical Advisory Committee

FP-001 Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment

TAC/1

FP-002 Fire Detection, Warning, Control and Intercom Systems

TAC/2 

FP-003 Fire Extinguishers

TAC/3/7 

FP-004 Automatic Fire Sprinkler Installations

TAC/4/8/9 

FP-007 Fire Hose Reels

TAC/3/7

FP-008 Fire Pumps and Tanks

TAC/4/8/9 

FP-009 Fire Hydrant Installations

TAC/4/8/9 

FP-011 Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems

TAC/11/22

FP-017 Emergency Management Procedures

TAC/17

FP-018 Fire Safety

TAC/18

FP-019 Passive Fire Protection

TAC/19 

FP-020 Construction in Bushfire Prone Areas

TAC/20

FP-022 Fire Protection of Mobile and Transportable Equipment

TAC/11/22 

FP-023 Tunnel Fire Safety

TAC/23 

FP-024 Bushfire Water Spray Systems

TAC/20 

TAC/4/8/9 

 

Australian Standards go through a rigorous process of development, with many stages which can include drafting, public comment, redrafting and committee balloting, before final publication.

 

For more information on Standards Australia visit www.standards.org.au.