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FPAS Inspect and Test Hits 2,000 Individuals

Posted on : Friday, 12 May 2017

Four years ago, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) had a vision that all individuals in the fire protection industry would be fit for action - trained, competent and accredited by 2020. The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) was launched so that individuals performing Inspection & Testing activities for Fire Protection Systems and Equipment had an independent framework to be assessed and recognised.


This month we achieved a milestone and are closer to this vision with the scheme now having more than 2,000 Inspect & Test accredited individuals. This is an outstanding achievement and one that shows the growing understanding in the industry of the need for accreditation and the delivery of professional services.


"There's still a long way to go but the Association continues to invest in staff, resources and systems to expand and accelerate our accreditation framework toward a fully professional and valued fire protection industry," said Scott Williams CEO, FPA Australia.


"We still have many hundreds and hundreds of applications to process and there is no doubt FPAS is now the recognised benchmark and standard for the fire protection industry in regard to accreditation," said Mr Williams.


"With other classes now available such as System Design, System Certification with Emergency Planning & Training (EPT) and Annual Survey / Certification due to be released shortly, the future of the industry and the realisation of our vision remains very positive.


"To our membership and the broader industry, we thank you for helping us all achieve this wonderful milestone and we look forward to the announcement of many more in the future."