In the wake of the NSW Government’s announcements of major reforms to the state’s fire safety and building regulations last month, FPA Australia has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions that explain what the reforms are, and what fire protection professionals need to do as a result.
A key point of confusion for many is what will happen after the reforms come into force on 1 October, but before the NSW Government recognises an accreditation scheme for ‘competent fire safety practitioners’. The FAQ answers this question.
The NSW reforms are still evolving, and there are several key developments yet to come. The FAQ will be continually updated to reflect the latest information as it becomes available.
These reforms are possibly the most important change to the fire protection industry in decades, and FPA Australia is working closely with government and industry to ensure the reforms both improve fire safety outcomes and are practical for the industry.