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Applications for the Fire Systems Design and Fire Systems Certification accreditation for the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) will be open from 1 July 2015 for all individuals in all states and territories seeking FPAS accreditation.

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FPA Australia is pleased by the announcement this week that a Senate inquiry will be held into the safety and legality of imported building materials in Australia.

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The NSW Coroners Court inquest into a 2012 fire in a Bankstown apartment that led to the death of Pingkang (Connie) Zhang has heard of signicant failings in fire safety which should serve as a serious wake up call to all stakeholders.

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The Fair Work Commission has issued a decision dealing with a number of matters regarding paid annual leave.

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Unemployment Down in May

Posted on June 15, 2015

The Labour Force figures for May 2015, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday 11th May 2015 show that seasonally adjusted Unemployment decreased by 0.2 percentage points from a revised 6.1% (April 2015) to 6.0% (May 2015).

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Our limited half price offer on Workplace Relations Plus subscription is back for a strictly limited time. Until 30 June, Corporate members are eligible for an exciting 50% offer for those who sign up to Workplace Relations Plus and commence services by 31 December 2015.

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On 27 April the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) released a post incident analysis report into an apartment fire in Melbourne's Docklands precinct in November 2014. The report found that, while the fire was started by a discarded cigarette, its rapid spread across multiple floors of the building was thanks in large part to non-compliant combustible cladding material on the building's facade.

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New Membership Level - Professional

Posted on June 10, 2015

FPA Australia is pleased to announce a brand new category of Membership for individuals: Professional Membership.

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Applications for the Fire Systems Design and Fire Systems Certification categories of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) will officially open on 1 July for those practitioners working in either NSW orVictoria.

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The International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA) has identified a significant concern in certain regions of the world regarding the use of counterfeit fire sprinkler products, as well as those products that have no marking indicating that they have been certified by a reputable third party certification organization.

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