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Latest News

Month: July

To resolve some confusion about the application of clause 65 of the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020, the Department of Customer Service has declared that accreditation is not currently needed for certain roles.

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With FPAS now mandatory in NSW, industry practitioners have been racing to get their applications in to become accredited practitioners (fire safety).

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President's Report - 31 July, 2020

Posted on July 31, 2020

A commitment to increasing accreditation and professionalism is key to delivering safer communities and a more sustainable fire protection industry.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is urging Victorians to take extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) when using a builder or plumber. Trades must comply with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry, which have been endorsed by building and construction unions and employer and industry associations.

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With Fire Australia cancelled for 2020, FPA Australia and Uptick have donated surplus material to support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to help residents in lockdown.

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The NSW Government has written to FPA Australia to clarify its position about clause 65 of the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020. The Government has confirmed that building owners and certifiers cannot certify non-accredited persons without authorisation by the Secretary of the Department of Customer Service.

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FPAS is now mandatory in NSW

Posted on July 01, 2020

The NSW Government has formally recognised the FPAS Fire Systems Design and Fire Safety Assessment accreditations. These are now mandatory for people endorsing plans or conducting annual assessments in New South Wales.

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