New installation and maintenance accreditation classes announced

Posted on : Friday, 25 August 2017

FPA Australia is again excited to announce two new classes of accreditation, Fire Systems Installation and Fire Systems Maintenance, which are part of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).


The Association has commenced development of the two new classes of accreditation, and is seeking expressions of interest from those wishing to stay informed.


These new classes follow the announcement earlier this week of another new class of accreditation, known as Fire Safety Assessor.


Fire Systems Installation will cover the installation and commissioning of fire protection systems, while Fire Systems Maintenance will cover alteration, repair and rectification of these systems. Both accreditation classes will initially have two categories:


  • Fire sprinkler systems; and
  • Fire hydrant and hose reel systems.


To be eligible for these two categories in either of the new classes of accreditation, applicants will require a Certificate III in Fire Protection or equivalent.


These categories will be further expanded in the near future to also include:


  • Fire detection and alarm systems; and
  • Passive systems.


"We are excited to announce these two new classes of accreditation," said FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams. "This is the first national accreditation scheme to cover this activity in Australia. It further complements the classes we already offer in Fire Systems Design, Fire Systems Certification, Inspect & Test, and the recently-announced Fire Safety Assessor."


"These new classes offer an enhanced pathway of recognition for fire protection professionals. It further enables those licenced individuals, where licensing exists, to differentiate their services as being supported by a professional code of conduct and necessary insurance."


To express your interest in the Fire Systems Installation and Fire Systems Maintenance classes please fill out this online form.

For more information contact FPA Australia on (03) 8892 3131.

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