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COVID-19 UPDATE– 19th JULY 2021

COVID-19 Update – 19th July 2021 AFT Fire staff being vaccinated & routinely tested   As of the 18th July the NSW Government has implemented additional COVID-19 related restrictions.   The NSW Government Department of Planning requirements include: The inspection & maintenance of essential fire safety measures & issuing the AFSS is still required during the …

REGULATION UPDATE – FIRE PROTECTION ACCREDITATION SCHEME – (FPAS)

Accredited Practitioner (Fire Safety) (APFS) endorsing the AFSS   The NSW Government has released a new form for Annual Fire Safety Statements. The AFSS form has been updated to reflect regulatory changes following the commencement of the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act). A primary change is replacing the terminology ‘Competent Fire Safety …

FIRE PROTECTION ACCREDITATION SCHEME – (FPAS)

AFT FIRE PROTECTION IS AN ACCREDITED PRACTITIONER COVERING ALL 36 FIRE SAFETY MEASURES REQUIRED IN THE FIRE PROTECTION ACCREDITATION SCHEME – (FPAS)   On July 1, 2020, the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS),  initially launched in 2013, was formally  approved by the Secretary of the NSW Government –Department of Customer Service (Ms Emma Hogan) under section 59 …

LIFT ENDORSEMENT

From 1st July 2020, LIFTS must be endorsed by an Accredited Practitioner (AP) (previously known as “competent fire safety practitioner” – “CFSP”) on the Annual Fire Safety Statement.   AFT Fire Protection’s Accredited Practitioners are accredited to endorse LIFTS.     There is strong feedback that many mainstream lift maintenance/installation company staff do not have OR …

HYDRANT BOOSTER FLOW TESTING

Most companies offer the Hydrostatic Pressure Test but not the Booster Flow Test. This test simulates Fire Brigade operations when firefighting – under the designed water flows & pressures. This test proves there are no obstructions or impediments between the booster arrangement, the fire pump bypass and the most remote hydrant valve. This test is …

IMPLEMENTATION of CFSP – “FIRE SAFETY ASSESSOR”

A quick note to update on the implementation of “Fire Safety Assessor” From 1 July 2020 - The NSW Government requires the AFSS to be endorsed by a CFSP – Fire Safety Assessor AFT Fire is actively involved with taking all measures (exams etc) necessary to gain accreditation (as CFSP’s) for the essential fire safety …