ActivFire® - Fire Protection Equipment Listing
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
In 2004, the SSL services and facilities were transferred to the
CSIRO division of Materials Science and Engineering
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
ActivFire is administered by CSIRO. The ActivFire register of
fire protection equipment can be accessed at www.activfire.gov.au. Please
note that the ActivFire scheme is no longer directly referenced by
clause A2.2 of the Building Code of Australia. However, it remains
an acceptable means of demonstrating the suitability of a material
or form of construction in accordance with clause A2.2 (a) (i) of
the Building Code of Australia, as CSIRO is a Registered Testing
Authority as defined by the Building Code of Australia.