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 development of standards in the Building and Construction sector. National Construction Code: Out of Cycle Amendment The Australian Building Codes Board has been working…

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…

Standards Australia – Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls

By increasing community awareness of standards, they can help industry and consumers make informed purchasing decisions. For this reason, Standards Australia works with industry, government and community interests to develop voluntary standards for the building and construction sector through an…

Update on key fire standards

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column, Tim Wheeler, National Sector Manager of Standards Australia, talks about updates to key standards and the next generation of Standards experts. Fire hazard properties of…

Developing standards in the Asia-Pacific region

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column, Tim Wheeler, National Sector Manager of Standards Australia, talks about the organisation’s role in developing standards in the Asia-Pacific region. Fire safety has been in…

Standards Australia – Playing Our Part in Fire Safety

When we think about fire safety, and the fact that so much of our time is spent indoors, it becomes clear that fire safety rules need to be written into the codes and regulations for our buildings. Not only do…

The Role of Standards in Fire Risk Management

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column, Dr Bronwyn Evans, the Chief Executive Officer of Standards Australia, talks about the role that standards can play in fire risk management. Every summer, Australians…

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