New FPA Australia Techincal Documents
Posted on : Thursday, 9 March 2017
FPA Australia has published three technical documents providing
much needed guidance on matters important to the industry. These
documents are as follows:
- IB-06 V2 Selection and Use of Firefighting Foams
- PS-07 Vehicle System Service Technician Competency
- GPG-05 Baseline Data for Routine Service of Fire Protection
IB-06 V2 Selection and Use of Firefighting
This Information Bulletin on selection and use of firefighting
foams focuses on a holistic approach including their firefighting
performance, environmental impact and system and equipment
Version 2 of this Information Bulletin replaces Version 1
(published in June 2014)-and updates the information included as
well as providing new information and recommendations on
environmental best practice including the use of foams in training,
testing and commissioning; containing fire water effluent;
remediation of contaminated soil and water; and, cleaning/change
out of existing foams.
here for Version 2 of IB-06
PS-07 Vehicle System Service Technician
This Position Statement advocates FPA Australia's position on
the requirements for technicians servicing non-gaseous
pre-engineered vehicle fire suppression systems (vehicle systems)
to assist system owners to select competent technicians.
- Nationally endorsed units of competency
- Access to and knowledge of manufacturer's service manuals
- Manufacturer's training.
here for PS-07
GPG-05 Baseline Data for Routine Service of Fire
This comprehensive document has been prepared by FPA Australia
to provide guidance on baseline data for the routine service of
fire protection systems by:
- Clarifying what the purpose of baseline data is in regards to
undertaking routine servicing in accordance with AS 1851.
- Explaining why baseline data is important.
- Describing how baseline data can be obtained and should be
- Detailing how baseline data should be used.
- Highlighting the necessity and value of baseline data.
- Providing specific details of individual system and equipment
FPA Australia members can access the full Good Practice Guide by
logging in to CONNECT.
Non-members may request access to the Good Practice Guide by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and advising why they are
interested in access this document (this is to assist FPA Australia
to identify who is using our documents and why).