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Tom Bicknell
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Fire Protection Association Australia

T: 03 8892 3118

E: tom.bicknell@fpaa.com.au



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As you may be aware, significant work by FPA Australia has led to changes in South Australian regulation with regard to maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment. from 1 May 2015, AS 1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment will be the State's required standard for fire protection maintenance for new buildings.

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AS 1668.1 Released for Public Comment

Posted on April 13, 2015

The draft version of Australian Standard AS 1668.1 The use of ventilation and air conditioning in building Part 1: Fire and smoke control in buildings has now been released for public comment.

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The HazMat 2015 Conference & Exhibition Program & Registration has recently been released. This year's conference will be held at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW, Tue 16 + Wed 17 June 2015.

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FPA Australia has extended its special offer on bundled training for both EAHL Qualified Persons Licence 2 and 3. The bundle includes all nine units required to achieve EAHL Qualified Persons Licence 2&3. Participants can save up to $1045.

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The Victorian Building Authority is advising that an amendment has recently been made to the Building Regulations 2006 to reflect changes in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2015.

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FPA Australia has published a new Technical Advisory Note (TAN-03) on Maintenance of Aspirating Smoke Detectors (ASD).

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Safe Work Australia has released a number of reports into WHS in a number of priority industries (including Manufacturing, Road Transport and Agriculture). The following is a brief into the Construction Industry. According to the research brief, the Construction Industry has been designated as a priority industry in the Australian WHS Strategy (2012-2022) due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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FPA Australia is extremely proud to have been visited by Association Patron, The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

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Latest Statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday 12th March 2015 show that in the December Quarter 2014, there were 57 disputes (an increase of 2 from the September Quarter 2014).

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Unemployment rate decreases to 6.1%

Posted on March 13, 2015

The Labour Force figures for February 2015, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday 12th March 2015 show thatseasonally adjusted Unemployment decreased by 0.1% from 6.4% (January 2015) to 6.3% (February 2015).

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