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Tom Bicknell
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Fire Protection Association Australia

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E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



Latest News

Month: September

Representation on ABCB Committee

Posted on September 30, 2015

FPA Australia has welcomed an invitation by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) to participate in a consultative working group, looking at options for minimising the risks to consumers, businesses and the community associated with the failure of building products to comply to relevant codes and standards as regulated by the states and territories.

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The Victorian Building Authority has finalised its audit after it was ruled that the combustible external aluminium cladding on the Lacrosse apartment building in Melbourne contributed to the fire spread and did not meet compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC).

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VBA Building & Plumbing Stakeholder Groups

Posted on September 30, 2015

FPA Australia will now be represented on two newly formed VBA Stakeholder Reference Groups – the Building group and the Plumbing group.

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Building Australia’s Future

Posted on September 30, 2015

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) hosted the Building Australia’s Future Conference on the Gold Coast from September 14 - 16 2015. FPA Australia was invited along to present at this event.

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FPA Australia supports a recent submission by CSIRO at the Senate Inquiry looking into the use of smoke alarms to prevent smoke and fire related deaths.

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Fair Work Building Industry Code Changes

Posted on September 25, 2015

The Federal Government has announced proposed changes to the Building Code 2013– the Building Code (Fitness for Work/Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace) Amendment Instrument 2015.

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A first for Australia and a first for the fire protection industry - FPA Australia this week launched its 5-day course addressing bushfire behaviour, planning and building legislative requirements in Western Australia and skills to assess and determine bushfire attack levels.

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FPA Australia Code of Practice Updated

Posted on September 25, 2015

Compliance with an industry Code of Practice establishes the benchmark for the delivery of fire-protection products and services to the community. The updated Code ensures Signatories operate responsibly and ethically and support FPA Australia’s commitment to serve the community, for the best possible outcomes for the protection of life, property and the environment.

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State & Territory Membership Groups (STMGs) are a conduit to connect and engage FPA Australia members and other stakeholders with the Association, in pursuit of actions and activities for the continued improvement and/or promotion of fire protection in the Australian community.

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The Bushfire Building Expo showcases the latest fire-resistant products and services necessary to build in a bushfire zone. FPA Australia occupied a stand at the exhibition, helping to educate communities on how to find accredited Bushfire Planning And Design practitioners.

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