The deadline for being registered or licensed to carry out routine service work on water-based fire protection systems has been extended from December 31, 2020, to July 31, 2021.
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has accepted FPA Australia's request to extend the date in order to facilitate the transition of the industry to the new requirements.
Restricted registration and licensing for the routine service of water based fire protection systems was introduced by the VBA earlier this year.
These changes mean that, after July 31, 2021, any practitioners performing routine service work on fire hose reels, fire hydrant systems, or fire sprinkler systems must be registered or licensed by the VBA.
For routine service work on fire sprinkler systems and pumped hydrant systems there will be additional requirements following the July 31, 2021, deadline.
FPA Australia has launched training and assessment pathways to help the fire protection industry to comply with the VBA requirements.