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Latest News

President's Report - 31 August, 2020

Posted on August 31, 2020

In this month’s report: • the Board is setting goals for the fire protection industry to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, and competence; • nominations for candidates for Board elections will open in September; and • plans to regionalise training are underway.

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FPA Australia has lodged a submission about the Australian Building Codes Board’s draft National Registration Framework.

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The introduction of the South Australian Planning and Design Codes for Regional and Rural Areas has created some confusion for maintenance contractors, particularly around the use of the annual Form 3 for Essential Safety Provisions (ESP).

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FPAS roles continue to be misunderstood

Posted on August 31, 2020

Although FPAS FSA and FSD accreditations were recognised on 1 July, 2020, there is still some confusion amongst clients about how it is applied. The main areas of concern relate to the coverage of accreditation and the responsibilities of strata managers in relation to annual fire safety statements.

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FPAS recognition given for 5 years

Posted on August 31, 2020

The NSW Government has written to FPA Australia to confirm that our recognition as an accrediting body has been given for the maximum period of five years. This means that FPAS is in place until at least 30 June, 2025, at which point we will be seeking an extension.

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FPA Australia has appointed John Lynch, from Wormald, and Stuart Yarnall, from Fire Rescue Victoria, as its newest Board members.  

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The Andrews Government has introduced payments for Melburnians who are unable to work during the coronavirus lockdown.

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With Nathan Semos's elevation to Chief Operating Officer, FPA Australia has appointed John Clampett to lead the Technical team.

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The NSW Government has released guidance for strata and community land managers about how to carry out fire safety work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Andrews Government has released a list of permitted work premises that gives more clarity over what is allowed, but does not specifically address fire safety.

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