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ChristopherHemaridisF015948A21/08/2024Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation Complaint received by FPA Australia alleging that Mr Hemaridis certified a fire safety measure on an AFSS without holding the appropriate accreditation. Information reviewed during the FPA Australia investigation supported the allegation.ALL of Mr Hemaridis' FSA accreditation is suspended for a period of 6 months.
ChristopherHemaridisF015948A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted an investigation on Mr Hemaridis after a complaint was submitted. During the investigation, it was found that Mr Hemaridis completed regulated work without holding the appropriate accreditation.Issued a formal warning
TroyHeywoodF016279A21/01/2022Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Troy HEYWOOD (May 2021). The audit identified a risk that HEYWOOD had completed regulated work whilst he did not hold the correct accreditation.HEYWOOD's accreditation in the measures in which he was not accredited were suspended for six (6) months.
BrettHolmanF018301A08/11/2024Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation and fraudulent use of accreditation particulars FPA Australia audit assessment found Mr Holman assessed a number of fire safety measures, and signed these as being compliant on the AFSS without having accreditation in these measures. Evidence supports this was a deliberate action. NOD sent with 12 months suspension. NOD appealed- for Appeal Panel consideration.On 26/10/2023 Appeal Panel determined to uphold original FPA Australia NOD decision of 12 month suspension of all accreditation. On 8/11/2023 Mr Holman was sent Final NOD.
BrettHolmanF018301A07/09/2023Failure to comply with the conditions of audit FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Mr Holman. During the audit, Holman failed to comply with the auditing policy and procedures by not providing documents for audit within the required periods.Suspended until full audit information received by Compliance team. Information received and assessed. Compliance decision- Suspension lifted 7/09/2023.
RonWatkinsF019728A Failure to comply with the conditions of audit " FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of MR WATKINS (Aug 2021.) During the audit, WATKINS failed to comply with the auditing policy and procedures by not providing documents for audit within the required periods. As a result, FPA Australia were unable to determine WATKIN's compliance at this time.""Formal Warning / Apology. Following receipt of FPA Australia's Notice, WATKINS provided the required documents. As a result the severity of this matter was able to be downgraded."
MichaelBrewittF020307A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Michael BREWITT (Aug 2021). The audit identified a risk that BREWITT had completed regulated work whilst he did not hold the correct accreditation. The investigation later found that this was an administrative error and not representative of regulated work, though indicative of unsatisfactory reporting.Formal Warning/Apology.
MichaelGribbleFS21341A Failure to comply with the conditions of audit FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Mr Gribble (May 2022) . During the audit, Gribble failed to comply with the auditing policy and procedures by not providing documents for audit within the required periods.Formal Warning/Apology.
DarrenDriscollF024330A18/04/2024Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted an investigation on Mr Driscoll after a complaint was submitted. During the investigation, it was found that Mr Driscoll completed regulated work without holding the appropriate accreditation.Issued a formal warning and required to undertake another FSA audit within the next 12 months.
AbbyHedgesF028928A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia received a complaint in relation to Abby HEDGES (April 2021). A subsequent investigation revealed that HEDGES had completed regulated work whilst she did not hold the correct accreditation.Formal Warning / Apology. (No Suspension) The response provided by HEDGES substantiated that the issues identified as part of the investigation had been rectified.
AndrewHillF041427A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted an investigation on Mr Hill after a complaint was submitted. During the investigation, it was found that Mr Hill's employer made an administrative error using Mr Hill's accreditation to endorse measures he does not hold. A new Annual Fire Safety Statement has been issued to rectify the issue.N/A
GarryTurnerF042321A15/09/2023Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Garry TURNER (Aug 2020). The investigation identified that TURNER had completed regulated work whilst he did not hold the correct accreditation, and did not meet the minimum experience requirements of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme.TURNER’s accreditation in the measures he did not meet the minimum experience requirements for were suspended for twenty-four (24) months. (Breach 2)
GarryTurnerF042321A15/03/2022Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted a scheduled audit of Garry TURNER (Aug 2020). The investigation identified that TURNER had completed regulated work whilst he did not hold the correct accreditation, and did not meet the minimum experience requirements of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme."TURNER's accreditation in the measures in which he was not accredited were suspended for six (6) months. (Breach 1) "
RobertKelsoF010686A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia received a complaint on the 30 April 2023, regarding Robert Kelso not having having correct accreditation.Formal Warning
SimonJanF021597A13/02/2025Failure to demonstrate appropriate due diligenceFPA Australia received a complaint regarding Mr Jan's assessment of fire safety measures on an AFSS. Mr Jan attested he inspected 25 of the 27 measures listed on the AFSS and they performed to the standard listed on the schedule. Later assessment of the measures found them non-compliant. The FPA Australia investigation supported the measures were not capable of performing to the standard, and the AFSS was issued without due diligence being applied.Mr Jan's FPAS accreditation has been suspended for a period of 12 months commencing 13/02/2024 and finishing 13/02/2025.
SimonJanF021597A13/02/2026Failure to demonstrate appropriate due diligenceFPA Australia received a complaint 27 Nov 2023 from a local Council regarding Mr Jan's assessment of fire safety measures on an AFSS. Information as reviewed by FPA Australia supported the allegation that the building had extensive fire safety defects as observed by Council staff, the NSW Building Commissioner's team, and an Accredited practitioner (fire safety). FPA Australia supports the position these measures are not capable of performing to the standard listed on the schedule. Evidence supports Mr Jan failed to apply due diligence in providing a compliant AFSS for the building.FPA Australia determined based on independent and substantive evidence that it was appropriate to suspend Mr Jan's accreditation for a period of twenty four (24) months. Commencing 13/02/2024 and finishing 13/02/2025.
MalcolmGrahamF021815A Gross MisconductIt is alleged Mr Graham issued an AFSS for a building which was found to have extensive fire safety defects associated with a fire safety measure. The FPA Australia investigation supported the allegation noting evidence of 131 areas of non-compliance. As the measure was not capable of performing to the standard listed on the schedule the AFSS had been issued fraudulently.FPA Australia supports the position Mr Graham's actions were grossly negligent and as such Mr Graham's FPAS accreditation has been terminated. Termination is wholly applied to Mr Graham's accreditation. Termination will remain effective until: *an NCAT proceeding overturns the termination *it has been effective for three years and the practitioner’s application for accreditation has been successful.
MalcolmGrahamF021815A24/08/2023Gross MisconductIn accordance with section 9.4 Outcomes when a breach is identified of the Code of Professional Conduct, the AAP hereby provides notice that the applicant’s appeal of the original Notice of Decision issued on 3 April 2023, is dismissed and the original decision made by FPA Australia stands.MR GRAHAM’s accreditation is to be suspended for 3 months (inclusive of all measures).
MalcolmGrahamFS21815A Completion of regulated work without the correct accreditation FPA Australia conducted an investigation audit of Mr Graham (Aug 2022). During the audit, it was found that Mr Graham completed regulated work without holding the appropriate accreditation.Formal Warning/Apology.
JoeAvvenevoleF022262A23/09/2021Failure to comply with FPA Australia Exam Conditions An audit of Joseph AVVENEVOLE’s online exam/s (Oct 2020). During the audit, AVVENEVOLE was found to be in breach of the exam conditions.Accreditation was suspended for six (6) months (includes all measures).