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New seminars on passive protection of service penetrations

Posted on : Thursday, 21 December 2017

FPA Australia will be hosting a seminar series on fire protection for service penetrations in fire resistant construction in February and March 2018 throughout Australia. This seminar is aimed at the service trades, building owners, occupiers and managers.


Passive fire protection is a required essential life safety measure that provides a barrier to restrict and contain a fire to a limited area within a building. It is critical that any penetrations through this barrier are correctly protected to retain its integrity. It is not uncommon for people installing services to be unaware of or misunderstand where passive fire protection barriers are and how to protect the openings created by service penetrations to avoid causing non-compliance of this essential life safety system.


These full day seminars will inform and educate attendees about the basic fundamentals of passive fire protection through to the very specific legislative, code and standard requirements for the protection of all types of service penetration through fire resistant construction. The seminars will cover the different types of service penetrations, the types of protection methods for those services, the specific requirements of Clause C3.15 of the National Construction Code 2016, how to verify the correct protection method for service penetration, examples of correct and incorrect installation and a question and answer forum.


The seminar will be presented by key members of FPA Australia's passive fire protection Technical Advisory Committee, who have decades of experience in passive fire protection testing, design, installation, certification and approval.


If you carry out services trade work, communications installation, manage or own buildings, then attendance at this seminar will help you to carry out your work in a compliant manner, reduce your liability and provide improved life safety outcomes.


Further information to come in early 2018.