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Information Bulletins

 

Information Bulletins raise awareness regarding changes to regulatory requirements or processes; industry trends or practices; or concerns regarding technical matters.

 

IB-06 V2 Selection and Use of Firefighting Foams

 

Posted on 03/01/2017

The purpose of this document is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding the selection and use of firefighting foams based on their firefighting performance, environmental impact and system and equipment compatibility.

 

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IB-12 V2 Isolation Valves in Fire Sprinkler and Fire Hydrant Systems

 

Posted on 15/11/2016

This Information Bulletin details the specific Plumbing Code of Australia and Australian Standard requirements in relation to isolation valves for these systems. It concludes and recommends that quarter (¼) turn lever type isolation valves are not permitted to be installed in automatic fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant systems.

 

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IB-14 Queensland Operational Policy: Environmental Management of Firefighting Foam  

 

Posted on 25/07/2016

This Information Bulletin is to inform the fire protection industry and users of firefighting foams of the release and effects of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) Operational Policy: Environmental Management of Firefighting Foam..

 

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IB-13 Frequently Asked Questions: Portable Fire Extinguishers  

Posted on 12/07/2016

This Information Bulletin provides some basic information on portable fire extinguishers, including what their purpose is, when they are required, what types of extinguisher are suitable for different fires, how to use them and the requirements to have extinguishers serviced (maintained).

 

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IB-11 Evacuation Diagrams

Posted on 23/06/2015

The purpose of this document is to promote awareness of the requirements for evacuation diagrams in AS 3745 and of potential issues in regards to the installation of such diagrams on fire resistant elements of construction

 

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IB-10 Consideration of Emergency Response in Alternative Solutions

Posted on 23/06/2015

The purpose of this document is to increase awareness and consideration of the requirements for emergency plans and procedures when developing or implementing an Alternative Solution or fire safety engineering design.

 

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IB-09 Application of Primary and Secondary Reference Documents under the Building Code Australia

Posted on 01/07/2014

The purpose of this document is to provide information on the application of primary and secondary reference documents in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA)

 

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IB-08 Safe Handling of Portable Fire Extinguishers During Servicing

Posted on 01/07/2014

This Information Bulletin highlights the important of the safe handling of portable fire extinguishers during servicing

 

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IB-07 Date of Manufacture Stamping of Portable Fire Extinguisher Cylinders

Posted on 01/07/2014

The purpose of this document is to provide information on the date of manufacture stamping of portable fire extinguishers and the impact that the manufacture and supply process has on the likely date of manufacture stamp to be found on extinguishers

 

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IB-05 Sprinkler System Components Fault Monitoring

Posted on 01/09/2013

This document has been prepared to highlight the importance of sprinkler component fault monitoring, outline the BCA and Australian Standards requirements for such monitoring, and provide recommendations in regards to this monitoring

 

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IB-04 AS 3959-2009 Amendment No.3

Posted on 01/11/2012

The purpose of this document is to provide information on changes as a result of Amendment 3 (2011) to AS 3959-2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas.

 

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IB-03 Mandatory Standards for Portable Fire Extinguishers

Posted on 01/03/2012

The purpose of this document is to increase awareness of the mandatory safety standards for portable fire extinguishers and the obligations of organisations involved in the supply chain.

 

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IB-02 Use of Genuine Components: Pre-Engineered Fire Systems

Posted on 01/11/2011

The purpose of this document is to increase awareness of the importance of using genuine - i.e. original equipment manufacturer (OEM) - components when servicing pre-engineered fire systems.

 

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IB-01 Fire Pump Battery Failures

Posted on 01/08/2011

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to raise awareness about concerning industry trends associated with batteries supporting fire pump installations that serve fire hydrant and sprinkler systems.

 

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