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FPA Australia Gold Coast Conference

The Fire Australia Conference 2015, held on Queensland’s Gold Coast March 25 and 26, has set a new benchmark for excellence.

The Conference set new records in the history of the event, including most sponsors, most exhibitors, most delegates and, for the first time, the annual charity dinner completely sold out.

Importantly the Conference also highlighted a number of critical issues for the fire protection industry, particularly in relation to product compliance.

Many local and international subject matter experts spoke on the complex, problematic and often confusing nature of building and construction product compliance as it relates to fire protection and these discussions helped greatly to inform the conference resolutions, which are as follows:

  1. FPA Australia supports the establishment of a clear and meaningful product compliance framework that is aligned to the risks. Without such a framework, the safety and performance objectives of Australian construction regulations and standards are unlikely to be delivered and the community is at risk.
  2. FPA Australia has resolved to constitute a Fire Products Reference Group for the purpose of establishing best practice technical schedules for the assessment and certification of fire protection products for the Australian market.
  3. FPA Australia will in future establish a product listing scheme (FPAL) that provides a single point of reference to validate fit for purpose products.

The Association would also like to thank all international and local speakers, every company that exhibited and all of the Conference delegates and trade show attendees. We hope to see all of you again when the Fire Australia Conference & Exhibitions comes to Melbourne in 2016.

For more information please visit www.fpaa.com.au

 

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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor