Continued commitment to the fire protection industry

The fire sector remains a key area of operation for Standards Australia, with the publications in this industry aimed at ensuring professionals are equipped to do their job with confidence. The work of Standards Australia and our contributors from the…

Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in Asia are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment in the region. As development increases, care should be taken to ensure that effective product testing is undertaken, especially in relation to cable products. As…

Standards hot off the press

Responding to fires is always a heated debate among industry experts, but there is little argument that early detection is vitally important. This segment of fire prevention is where Standards Australia has been most active with a number of recent…

NCC 2019 draft includes Association proposals

The new National Construction Code draft includes several important changes to fire safety, including residential sprinkler systems proposed by FPA Australia. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the Public Comment Draft of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for…

Thai Pyrogen deaths a grim reminder

The tragic deaths of eight people following the accidental triggering of a Pyrogen extinguishing system in a Thai bank in March 2016 should not happen in Australia as long as the necessary standards are used. Pyrogen systems have been sold…

Standards for Fire Services and the emergency management community

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government, not-for-profit organisation for developing standards in Australia. Our standards are voluntary documents which do not become mandatory unless they are referenced in regulation or legislation. Net Benefit is a key element of Australian…

What’s new in the world of standards?

Standards Australia develops and adopts voluntary standards for use in Australia. We do this to support the needs of industry, government and the wider community and help make Australia more efficient, productive and safe. In the fire protection and firefighting…

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