Industry Comment

Owners on the hook

Building owners have become unfairly responsible for the cost of a cladding problem they had…

A realistic roadmap

In the 24 recommendations of the recently-released Shergold-Weir report can be seen an achievable roadmap…

Evidence-based regulation

Australia’s fire protection regulatory environment is currently going through a period of significant evolution, driven…

The technical committee for emergency management is currently updating a standard which details the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan.
Changes to fire sprinklers, fire hydrants and emergency management

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government standards organisation with a long lasting commitment to…

The three pillars of fire protection

People, products and enforcement: these are the three pillars we need to get right to…

Sharing experiences is also a chance to share solutions

It is very rewarding to host a major conference such as the recent Fire Australia…

Good governance not always the most comfortable road

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak…

Sharing knowledge helps create excellence

The Fire Protection industry is growing in importance and stature in most parts of the…

Building an industry to be proud of

Whether it’s through our training and accreditation programs, recognising excellence, contribution and commitment at our…

Non-compliance – why near enough must never be good enough

In May of this year a raft of new buildings found to have non-compliant, potentially…

Delivering on our 2020 vision – simplifying accreditation

FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry: that all individuals will…

After Years of Complacency, Reform has Arrived

Times certainly have changed. It wasn’t so long ago the notion that governments would take…

The Tipping Point – Positive Changes Necessary to Restore Confidence

In The Prince Machiavelli wrote: “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more…

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Building Product Compliance – how Big is the Problem?

That is the alarming issue confronting the building and construction industry in Australia today. The…

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Advocacy in Overdrive – The Work of FPA Australia

As the peak body for fire protection in Australia, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)…

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Suppression Systems for Industrial Occupancies

When NFPA 13 is not Enough Designing suppression systems for most new projects and facilities…

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Firefighter Safety Knows No Bounds

As the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) travels the world, while we may experience different…

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