On 1st October 2017, a new Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation came into effect in NSW. This means that Annual Fire Safety Statement assessments must be carried out by a “Competent Fire Safety Practitioner”.
This has provided property managers, maintenance engineers and owner greater clarity on how to identify a person or business who is competent to undertake fire safety inspections and issue Annual Fire Safety Statements.
For more information on what these changes mean you can visit the FPA website.
The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS), launched in July 2013, is the only nationally harmonised accreditation system designed to recognise the skills and competencies of individuals working in the fire protection industry across all state and territory jurisdictions in Australia. FPAS also promotes and highlights businesses engaging accredited individuals through ‘Recognised Business’ provisions.
The FPAS qualification is recognised in NSW, this certification is your guarantee your contractor is suitably qualified in NSW.
About the Fire Safe Group
At Fire Safe ANZ and East Coast Fire & Safety, we have been committed to providing quality fire protection and electrical contracting to companies across Australia and New Zealand since 2002.
Although our head office is based in New South Wales, we have technicians strategically located across both Australia and New Zealand to service over 6,500 client sites.
Both Fire Safe ANZ and East Coast Fire & Safety are FPAS qualified and Certified Fire Safety Practitioners in NSW.
Please contact us today to discuss any of your fire protection needs.