Product Certification

 

There are multiple pathways to demonstrating product compliance and evidence of suitability in Australia. The ActivFire Scheme  outlined below is one of these pathways. FPA Australia's Position Statement 05 - Product Compliance & Evidence of Suitability sets out the Association's position on product certification and provides comprehensive advice regarding the current pathways available. Click here to download the Position Statement. 

 

Activfire

 

ActivFire is an independent listing scheme which lists fire protection equipment that has been tested and evaluated to conform to relevant standards and specifications.

 

The scheme was first established in 1989 by the Scientific Services Laboratory (SSL) as a joint government agency and industry initiative, in consultation with FPA Australia in response to the Foley Report which identified a number of concerns which needed addressing in regards to testing and certifying fire protection equipment.

 

In 2004, the SSL services and facilities were transferred to the CSIRO division of Materials Science and Engineering (CSIRO-MSE).

The ActivFire scheme publishes a list of fire protection equipment which has been verified as conforming to Australian Standards, international standards and technical specifications. The list is known as the Register of Fire Protection Equipment.

 

Through an MOU with CSIRO, FPA Australia endorses the ActivFire scheme and commends equipment listed. The CSIRO is one of a number of organizations able to undertake third party testing of equipment.

 

ActivFire is administered by CSIRO. The ActivFire register of fire protection equipment can be accessed at www.activfire.gov.au.