Tasmania adopts AS 1851-2012
Tasmania is leading the way, becoming the first Australian state or territory to formally adopt AS 1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.
Tasmania is the first Australian state or territory to formally adopt AS 1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment, which provides improved outcomes for building owners as well as delivering the level of fire protection and safety expected by the community, according to FPA Australia. The adoption has occurred by way of an amendment to the Director of Building Control’s Specified List, FPA Australia notes.
The association explains that in Tasmania, The Building Act 2000, and specifically Regulation 46 of the Building Regulations 2004, provide for the director to prescribe certain matters, including time periods and documents to be provided with applications. They are contained in the director’s Specified List. The newly amended list applies from 1 September 2013 and now references inspection, testing and frequency of fire protection systems and equipment to AS 1851-2012.
Both the National Office and the Tasmanian State Divisional Committee of FPA Australia have worked closely with the Tasmanian State Government and all related stakeholders to bring about this important change.
For more information on the revised AS 1851-2012, read our article on the new standard here.