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US Study Tour ends on a high

Posted on July 21, 2017

After the very productive visit to New York reported in last month’s FireSignals, the FPA Australia US Study Tour group moved on to the final leg with a visit to Boston to attend the annual conference of our US sister organisation the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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To protect Australians from fire requires three elements working together; conforming products, conforming people, and enforcement of compliance. That was the message delivered this morning by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) CEO Scott Williams to the Senate Inquiry into non-conforming and non-compliant building products.

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FPA Australia is expanding its training and education services and is looking for a range of industry experts to work with us to advance the professionalism of the fire protection industry.

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has rejected an ACTU application to vary all modern awards by inserting a provision for 10 days paid leave.

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A summary of a number of monetary thresholds that have come into effect from 1st July 2017

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Even though the trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7% in May 2017, ABS data shows that Australia’s employment trend rate has increased for full-time employment for the eighth straight month in May 2017.

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The New South Wales Government has taken the first step in important reforms of the state’s fire safety regulation and certification system, which Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) believes will provide a template for other states and territories to follow.

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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) warmly welcomes the announcement today of two government probes into the compliance and enforcement challenges facing fire safety in Australia’s building and construction sector.

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The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board are hosting an upcoming Stakeholder Forum in Brisbane.

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In the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire and the announcement of a review, Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) CEO Stuart Ellis has released an opinion piece considering who is responsible when safety checks are not met and what we can do to focus our effort on improving public safety.

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