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Following the publication of AS 1851-2012 in December 2012, FPA Australia produced a Good Practice Guide, GPG03, to provide practical guidance on the regulatory framework relating to the maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment in each state and territory and the use of AS 1851-2012.

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More than 500 individual technicians have now taken up accreditation under the The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

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The review of the Home Building Regulations presents an opportunity to clearly confirm the licence prerequisites for practitioners involved in all fire protection work, in particular fire sprinkler systems, due to the increased use of this measure in NSW since the retrospective reforms requiring fire sprinklers to be installed in nursing homes were introduced

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Recently changes have occurred in bushfire management policy in Victoria and the City of Brisbane.

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The Winter 2014 edition of the CableTalk newsletter has recently been released and features a number of important articles for registered cablers.

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FireSignals August Out Now

Posted on September 02, 2014

The August edition of FireSignals - The Newsletter for the Australian Fire Protection Industry - is out now and available to download.

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Cable Recall Highlights Real Fire Risks

Posted on August 29, 2014

The nationwide recall of sub-standard electrical cables is just one of many potential fire risks from unsafe products that are currently being sold in Australia according to the peak body for fire safety, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia).

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On 18 August the Federal Minister for Small Business announced the creation of a new Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

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The following is an extract from a report (15th August) issued by the Fair Work Commission following the conciliation program on 14th and 15th August.

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FPA Australia is currently advertising two positions, a coordinator and an administrator, within the recently created Engagement & Education Department.

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