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Fire Systems Design - NSW Interim Register

The Fire Systems Design - NSW Interim Register connects building industry professionals with FPA Australia Corporate members who currently prepare plans and specifications for the installation or modification of fire safety systems in NSW.

 

The regsiter is a response to the New South Wales building reforms, which primarily cover fire safety and came into effect on 1 October 2017. The reforms require some types of fire protection work in NSW to be conducted by a 'competent fire safety practitioner' (CFSP), in particular the preparation of plans and specifications for the installation or modification of fire sprinkler systems, fire hydrant systems, fire hose reel systems or fire detection and alarm systems.

 

Prior to an accreditation scheme for CFSPs being recognised by the NSW Government, building certifiers are required to satisfy themselves that practitioners conducting this work are competent. You can read more about the reforms at FPA Australia's NSW reforms FAQ.

 

The Interim Register lists practitioners that currently conduct this work, and have met FPA Australia's minimum requirements for experience, insurance, professional conduct and commitment to future accreditation under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

 

In conjunction with the FPAS Accredited Practitioners Register, the register forms part of the Fire Systems Design - National Register and serves as a tool for building certifiers and industry seeking competent fire safety practitioners. FPA Australia recommends that building certifiers in New South Wales use individuals listed on the National Register, including both those on the FPAS Fire Systems Design Accredited Practitioner Register and the Fire Systems Design - NSW Interim Register.

 

Companies and individual practitioners listed on the National Register have demonstrated/declared to FPA Australia that:

 

  • The individual listed is employed by an FPA Australia Corporate member and has a minimum of three years' experience in preparing plans and specifications for for fire sprinkler systems, fire hydrant systems, fire hose reel systems or fire detection and alarm systems;
  • The individual listed is covered by Public and Product Liability Insurance ($10m minimum) and Professional Indemnity Insurance ($2m minimum);
  • They have read and agreed to abide by the FPA Australia Code of Practice for companies, and Code of Professional Conduct for individuals;
  • They have committed to undertake all design of fire safety systems in accordance with the relevant regulations, Codes and Australian Standards;
  • They hold or have access to current and historical Standards and Codes for the design of fire safety systems; and
  • They are committed to applying for accreditation in the FPAS Fire Systems Design class of accreditation within 90 days of applying to be listed on the register.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE REGISTER

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REGISTER

 

 

Having Problems Applying to be on the Interim Register?

To be eligible to apply to be listed on the Fire Systems Design - NSW Interim Register, you must be a current direct employee, or the business owner / director of an FPA Australia Corporate member. If you are a subcontractor, you can be listed on the Register under your own company/business name if the business is an FPA Australia Corporate member.

If you are an employee of an FPA Australia Corporate member, please arrange for your company administrator to contact the Accreditation & Licensing Team on (03) 8892 3185 to arrange for your details to be added to the company's employee listing.  Once this is complete, you will be able to log in again and complete the application process.

 

If you are not employed by a Corporate member,  click here for information about applying to become a Corporate member with FPA Australia.